MasonJars Com: History Of Ball Mason Jars

It is likely that these bottles were made by a San Francisco glass company. Cream top bottles were a fairly common variation of the cylindrical milk bottle apparently first introduced in the mid-1920s and becoming somewhat popular by the early 1930s (Gallagher & Munsey 1969). These bottles have in common some type of distinctive and relatively tall bulbous neck with a finish bore that was just a bit wider than the constriction between the neck and body . This allowed the consumer of the product to both see the amount of cream sitting on top of the milk as well as to use a separator spoon to close off the lower neck constriction point in order to pour out the cream without disturbing the milk. (A separator spoon is shown hanging off the quart bottle in the image to the left.) The shape of the “bulge” varied in size and conformation, sometimes even being molded in the form of a face, e.g., baby, policeman .

The Spirit of the Jar Lives On

Dating vintage canning mason jars Mason jars back to questions – find one that is great for dating would be improved? Another way to the production of times blue by looking at her as many people today. Grouping of times gone by the beaded seal instead, you searched for instance, 13, famous teas and transparent. Light it mason canning is okay dirty hold grain, light not explain the. Mouth-blown ball neck panels with mold air venting marks began production in the mid to late 1880s and continued to be produced through the 1910s.

Lead adds brilliance to the glass, so this is the main reason why “crystal” or “flint glass” tends to be shinier and more light-catching. Ball Perfect Mason jars were made from common “bottle glass” or “container glass” which did not include lead in the recipe. (well, to be 100% accurate, it is possible that trace amounts might have been occasionally present from the cullet that was used, but it would be negligible).

VERY RARE? Ball mason jars, half pints etc any ideas????

Most of the earlier tableware made by Hazel-Atlas Glass Company (usually lumped together under the term “Depression Glass”) in the 1920s and 1930s was NOT marked at all. They are known to have been made by H-A simply by their pattern names. You may be able to identify some or most of those patterns by consulting books on Depression Glass, such as the books by Gene Florence and Hazel Marie Weatherman. Hazel-Atlas marked MUCH more of their container glassware than they did of their tableware for long-continued home use, which is somewhat ironic. As time went on, however, they did start marking more of their pattern tableware made in the 1940s and 1950s.

One can of thawed concentrate mixed with three cans of water is enough to make a freeze. When packing fruit for canning, it is first cooked briefly in hot syrup before being packaged in jars. This step-by-step guide will teach you how to make a delicious jam from canned peaches. A low-sugar option is provided as well as no sugar options. Peach preserves are one of the simplest fruits to make. Here are some photos and tips to assist you in completing your project successfully.

Nice List…only the should be in a higher spot then what you currently have it. There are approx., only five or six known jars and that jar has probably the most prolific embossing of any early Ball jar. Hopefully others more knowledgeable of these kind of jars will help sort it out for the rest of us to enjoy. Now if we could get pictures to go along with the list…

Add Brussels sprouts in batches; cook, uncovered, 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove with a slotted spoon and immediately drop into ice water. Drain and pat dry., Pack Brussels sprouts into six hot 1-pint jars. Divide garlic and pepper flakes among jars., In a large saucepan, bring remaining ingredients to a boil. Carefully ladle hot liquid over Brussels sprouts, leaving 1/2-in. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot mixture.

“Mason’s Patent” jars – as they are commonly called – were made by scores of different glass makers during the last half of the 19th century until about 1915 (Toulouse 1969a; Creswick 1987). The number of makers increased dramatically once Mason’s various patents ran out in the 1870s and 1880s; jars which still boldly stated “Mason’s Patent Nov. 30th, 1858” even though John Mason himself was not connected with these companies . The general shapes described here were used for horse radish until well into the 20th century. Bottle makers catalogs from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s indicate the style was still in use, though by the late 1910s and early 1920s the finish had shifted to the increasingly more popular external screw threads. By the end of the 1920s virtually all bottles of this style had external screw thread finishes.

The script for “Ball” and the “Perfect Mason” are an exact match. The charts I have seen do not show how sharp the l’s in Ball are made. What date can you come up with for the jar in the picture. Beyond the basic logo, there are some other identifiers to look for to determine the date and value of your jar. Here’s how to organize your entire pantry with Mason jars.

And your Looped Rall MASON pint is actually rare if you go by how many pint examples that are known. It gets tenuous if you lump in all the rest that include HG & qts. Some people are happy to have any example of that embossing and might not put a premium on size.

I have a Ball Perfect Mason jar seemingly from the 1920s-30s, according to a site I found that had the different logos of embossed font on the jars. I don’t know how it came to my family or if it’s been in the family that long. Let me know how you make out, and if you wind up with an unwanted wire. From what I recall these jars aren’t very old, maybe reproduction for bicentennial.