You're not wrong, but there's a better answer! The major difference between the lettering on these jars and newer jars is the lettering on the older jars is simple printing rather than cursive or stylized lettering. Ok, I went through 6 boxes of jars looking for a 13! Q: What is the normal lead time9 A: 1, For stock products, we will send goods to you within 7-15days after we receive your payment. Both Automatic producing line and hand made producing line availbe, which make sure you can order form us with any quantity with the same price. 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. Although they took up less space in the pantry, they were never as popular as the regular canning jars and so are a little rare - making them a little higher in value. I use the big jars all of the time for Candy, pasta, flour etc. Other Mason jars were deliberately stamped with the logos upside down so the jar could double as a dispenser.
Rather, the mold number tells you where the jar was positioned on the glass-making machine that was used to produce it. Just remember that as with almost any collectible, there are fakes and reproductions in abundance. I would post a photo but my photos aren't as good as a description. He invented a machine that could cut threads into lids, which made it practical to manufacture a jar with a reusable, screw-on, lid. Your guess is as good as mine.
Lightning Jars Patented by Henry William Putnam Lightning jars, so named because they could be easily and quickly opened, solved the problem of canned foods acquiring a metallic taste due to contact with a metal lid. Colors include emerald green, rare cobalt blue, amber, milk glass and aqua. The threaded neck on glass jars that we take for granted today was once a major innovation. The Stark Jar was produced in the late 1920s, but it was never marketed because of the Depression. Color Canning jars come in a variety of colors besides clear glass.
Later in 1858, an inventor and tinsmith from New York, John L. Every few years, the Ball Manufacturing Co changed the logo and if you compare yours to a reliable chart, you know how old it is. Some of these words were used for many years, but the style often changed every couple years. ~Theresa Hello: I have a box of old jars. Hang onto any Knox lids you can find, Redbook says the glass inserts are worth more than the metal lids, but I don't agree - the metal lids detiorate so it's really hard to find one in good condition.
The glass jars were created to form a hermetic seal, and were used for canning and jarring. Click on another answer to find the right one. Also watch for the appearance of the line along the bottom of the logo! I have had several of the new jars I bought to break in the cooker. Is there a site that helps us determine age of these brand jars, if anyone knows or is interested in jars e-mail me at I just found a bunch of old clamp down jars in my basement from one of the previous owners. Inspect the jar for mistakes. There have been a number of mason jars produced over the years that have spelling errors and other mistakes printed on the jars, and these can be compared with reference materials to date the jars. Laura is a writer, illustrator, and artist living in New York City.
Because the jars were made in Buffalo, New York, these are called Buffalo jars today. John Mason invented and patented the process for cutting a thread onto the lip of glass jars, as well as a corresponding thread inside zinc lids, which could then be screwed tightly onto the jars. Mason, invented the mason jar. I just found out that the one I just bought my brother for his birthday is from the 1923-1933 period. Despite the fact that Mason sold five of his glass canning jar patents in 1859, his name had staying power. If the logo is written in cursive lettering, the jar was made after 1895, which is when Ball switched from block letters to cursive. It was the perseverance of the 19th-century housewives to preserve food for their families to be used through the non-growing months that brought us to where we stand today in food preservation.
I realized after seeing the photo on the computer screen…I need to refill this feeder! The jar in this photo, second from the right, is one of only four known to exist with blue glass and a thumbscrew top. This book is no longer is print, but it is avaialble on secondary markets and you can get descriptions and basic values of your jars. Some old Ball jars are known for their extra loops, like the 3-L logo, making this an easy way to identify some old jars. Get a good to help you identify and evaluate the jars you find. It was for a disappearing screw thread on a bottle or jar; the raised thread tapers and disappears before reaching either the upper lip or the lower shoulder of the vessel.
Hope this info is mostly informative! Check out what you need to know about your jars below, and then start rummaging through your cabinets. If it is actually an older one the value could get much higher. These fakes were created as poor impersonations of some of the more valuable mason jars in colors such as cobalt blue, lime green and milk glass. If you have an old jar you want to sell, I suggestion you check on ebay to see what similar jars are selling for. To them…it was just food! Blown glass jars are more valuable than molded ones.
They're square quarts with knox then a keystone with a K in it then mason. I would love to replace the jar. Use the color to get an idea of the age. Collecting antique canning jars is a rewarding hobby. Q: Can we do printing or label printing on the bottles 9 A: Yes, We can offer various printing ways: screen printing, hot stamping, frost, etc. The 3-L logo, for instance, was only used between 1900 and 1910. Related Catalogue Kitchen Items Household Items Microwave Steamers Storage Items Cake Moulds Shaker Bottles Baking Trays Laundry Supplies Small Kitchen Utensils Bathroom Items Paper Cups Home Decorations Oven Cooking Tools Cleaning Items Below is our updated certifications.
This chart shows how the label for the Ball jar company, which started producing mason jars in 1885, has changed over time. Mason, invented the Mason jar. It is an amazing thing to think of all the use those jars had and the things those women put up back in 1922. Along with the logo, you can sometimes use the color, size, and other distinguishing marks to help date a mason jar. Fruit jar development made it possible for the commercial canners to develop ways to provide us with canned fruits and vegetables that would otherwise be unavailable during much of the year. Fruit jars were produced with almost every kind of fastening device imaginable.