But, you say, how can the date 1884 be correct, since you have a jar embossed with a patent date of 1858. Article Summary To date an old Ball mason jar, look at the logo on the jar. But, as most people here understand, sometimes it's hard navigating the internet and finding proper links and such to help find out whatever it is they're looking for. According to , the style of embossing can help you date the jar, especially for those made by Ball. I would guess about a 5 gal.
Chips and cracks will diminish the value of old canning jars significantly, while a jar in good condition with its original lid will be worth the most. All in all, a nice starter collection for you. The quality control people used the number on the bottom of the jar to identify which mold was producing bad jars. Drain the jars and fill with hot foods to be canned. Another book to consider is.
I don't like being taken advantage of in anything!!! I use them and thought I'd better check that I'm not using something that has a high price, for storing my rice, etc. Wire-bail closures, in which the glass lid was attached to the jar, were introduced in 1898, and were sealed with a tin-plated lid. Putnam modified de Quillfeldt's design so that the lid was secured by centering the wire bail between two raised dots or in a groove along the lid's center. For any foods that wil … l be processed in a pressure canner or for less than 10 minutes do not need to be pre-sterilized, as they will be sterilized during the cooking process. The glass is a bit thinner and lighter than the original Ball Perfect Mason types.
Then on each side of the 'T' are the letters 'M' and 'C'. The less water you have in the jar, the more difficult it is for these organisms to thrive and spoil your food. Look for the dropped A. It was a simple metal cap sealed into a groove in the bottle rim with wax. Many Ball mason jars have a number printed on the bottom of the jar, but this is a mold number that does not indicate the year of production.
Again, the answer is unfortunately, no. . The bail-style jars are still widely used in Western Europe, particularly France and Italy, where the two largest manufacturers France's Le Parfait and Italy's produce the Le Parfait and Fido brands, respectively. D date of July 14, 1908 on front, 8 on bottom. Between 1910 and 1923, the A in the word Ball had an ascender at the beginning that looked like it should connect with the B.
Ball Corporation: The First Century. While bail-type jars are widely available in the United States, they are generally marketed there exclusively for dry storage and only rarely used for home canning. The bands and lids usually come with new jars, but they are also sold separately. Among the earliest glass jars used for home canning were wax sealers, named in reference to the sealing wax that was poured into a channel around the lip to secure a tin lid. Ok well my dad came in and said that the smallest one was a half pint and the other three are pints.
National Inventors Hall of Fame. More than 41 million gross 5 billion 904 million canning jars were produced by the Ball Glass Company between 1894 and 1961. You learn something new every day!! If not, compare it to characteristics of specific lines in your identification guide. There are probably other variations out there. And 1 28 Mason Jar nov,1858 with what I think is Penn State logo.
The numbers you refer to are on plastics. In 1858, a Vineland tinsmith named 1832—1902 invented and patented a screw finish glass jar or bottle that became known as the Mason jar U. Generally, the older the jar, the more it is worth. Collectors Weekly notes these marks often appear on jars made before the Civil War, although a few were made after that time. Would this be considered an improvement as well? Check the logos below against the logo on your jar. Types Ball jars are a readily available commodity to come by for collectors. The shape of the jar is nothing like the shape of the Ball jars.
They were first made in Buffalo in 1884 and for several years after. Ball jars are part of a group of glass containers used for canning foods. Values are about the same either way. If the jar seal is properly formed, internal vacuum will keep the lid tightly on the jar. The most common color is light aqua. Possibly an estimate of value for insurance purposes.