Any info would be helpful! Photos of filled jars on this page were posed for photographic purposes. Key to: need to date; streams of shapes and on chopped. In any event, Classico does not endorse the current jars for re-use: Can I reuse the Classico® jar for home canning? The support is there in the form of books and jar columns, and twice a year Muncie, Ind. Look at the base of your jar. You could also run an ad in Bottles and Extras, or become a Federation member, which entitles you to a free ad every year. As the very old, desirable antiques of all kinds become scarcer, we have to look to the later collectibles unless we have a very rich uncle to support our habits. Thank you, Michelle Michelle, there are several slightly different old jar variants with those words, but not the 1858 date.
Many of the earliest bottles or jars were freeblown that is, blown without the aid of a mold therefore have no mold seam. The color was initially an error, but manufacturers began selling the popular shade in 1905. Canadian Crown fruit jars can be quite common, and were made by several different Canadian manufacturers. Many of them have no glassmaker mark, and so cannot be attributed to any particular company or factory. Below against the world statistics on ebay for your ball manufacturing co.
This blog does contain content which might present a conflict of interest. Variations of the glass lid and wire-bale scheme of the Lightning jar were produced for home canning into the 1960s. During 1940s and '50s, the company was one of the largest producers of canning jars along with competitors Ball and Kerr. I have always loved these jars. The jars were made by several glass companies including Ball Bros, and date after 1902. The difference is a raised lip to help keep the jar from cracking. They have the base mold number: H385.
There was a big oak tree in the area were I found the items, 2 years ago the tree felled. Since then other jars have appeared, some which have risen to become collectors items in their own rite and others, like the recent reproductions from China, will probably never be worth a lot to collectors. However, the name has nothing to do with a root cellar. Does anyone have any info. It's kind of hard to tell without seeing your jar, however, if any have ground lips they would be worth more. Anchor quart size canning jars and labels on the number on approved credit with glass e-z seal osls.
But in the last 6 months or so, that site went down and never came back. . The jars she left me are Floral Italian Cove wire bale jars. My wife has an aqua or very light green glass Mason jar Patent Nov. The company came into being in 1902 when the Atlas Glass Company of Washington, Pennsylvania and the Hazel Glass Company of Wheeling merged to become one company.
Colored jars were considered better for canning use, as they block some light from reaching the food, which helps to retain flavor and nutritional value longer. It can be dangerous to use the old lids and jars to can today. In fact, most of them are not original, since lids were usually discarded after some time, and new ones were used. Why are there etchings on some of the older Atlas jar lids? Sometimes the hardware will look new or out of place i. Hope this helps, David Dear Sir, I hope you can help me.
Although the Ball company did not necessarily advance the technology of home canning, per se, it did make a major contribution to the industry by becoming the most prolific producer of jars. So honored to have been given them. The E-Z seal is a lightning jar with a distinctive glass bubble lid that is clamped with a wire bail. Not counting all the newer repros. That was typical of the older jars of this type. Probably the most important is the presence or absence of a pontil scar. With plenty of reproductions and just plain fakes on the market, collectors must pay attention to the details to get the best picks.
The Crowleytowns have the same curved shoulders but are actually light in weight the glass being rather thin. I just found out that the one I just bought my brother for his birthday is from the 1923-1933 period. Looking for their fullest potential and marketing quality 1 quart, jars are full of crown glass lid after. The odd thing is that the bottom of the jar has four distict round bumps in almost a square pattern. My esthetics business is Palmetto Esthetics, so my focus there is beauty, hair and fashion…with a definite emphasis on fighting aging!! For a very good in-depth discussion of the Crowleytown and nearby glass works, check out.
The information on this blog is for information purposes only and no guarantees are made concerning the accuracy, reliability, and completeness of that information. Its a good collector piece though since most of them break during the years. Wax sealer jars as well as old canning crocks could be appropriate Civil War period examples of canning jars. Original zinc lids for the Root masons are extremely scarce and sought after by collectors. The Atlas Strong Shoulder Mason has heavier glass below the jar neck to prevent it from cracking easily. ~Theresa Hello: I have a box of old jars. Like little women on twitter tweets by marcella rapp.
Jar is light blue and noticeably rippled with numerous bubbles. Sometimes these deep brown jars are sold, either inadvertently or intentionally, as real amber jars. If you determine the early days, this is 7 10 months or business from surgery. One good example was in 1909 when Ball took over the Greenfield Fruit Jar and Bottle Company in order to gain control of the Owens automatic bottle making machine license, a significant business opportunity they passed up some years before in favor of their own jar making machine. Can you tell me anything about this jar? There is typically a 2 or 3-digit mold number in the center of the base. Vivid or unusual colors, bright wire on the bails, oddly wrapped wire and a greasy feel to the glass are all indicators of recently made or reproduction jars. The value of a jar is related to its color, embossing, closure, age, rarity, design, size and condition.