This unmarked, mid 1800s model featured cork, which did little to preserve its contents. Id love to hear what you think would turn this into the perfect luncheon. New listing unusual deep blue apple green pint ball mason fruit. Check the logos below against the logo on your jar. How to find the value of old vintage mason jars old vintage mason jars and canning jars, like any other collectable, can range in value between only a few dollars and several thousand dollars. A mason jar, named after john landis mason who first invented and patented it in 1858, is a. That was the date when john mason received his patent for the threaded screwtype closure, and it appears on many different brands of jars. But, you say, how can the date 1884 be correct, since you have a jar embossed with a patent date of 1858. However, vast quantities were produced by well over 100 different glass factories, and many of those have no identification marks whatsoever, or only a mold number, letter, or emblem on the base.
Find great deals on ebay for knox mason jar and atlas mason jar. One of the most common fruit jars ever produced is the lowly ball jar. Roy underwood was the power behind the knox glass bottle co. The company started making mason jars back in 1880, and many people today still use these for canning, or collect the jars as a hobby. Ball perfect mason vintage 1 quart regular mouth clear glass canning jar. History of the home canning jar and collecting antique. In other words, kaching, kaching for you if you happen to have one at home. History of the home canning jar and collecting antique mason. The plant did not appear in the 1927 glass factory year book, but it was. We gave away a jar of peaches with much lesser value, lol. If you do not have a double boiler like me then you can use a couple mason jar lids and a pot. Many canning jars feature the manufacturers name or the patent date embossed on the glass.
Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Looking for history of the home canning jar and collecting antique mason, ball and kerr jars in 2020. Though many of us would like to venture into grandma or grandpas old fruit cellar and discover a jar that is worth several thousand dollars, the odds are. Born on july 27, 1887, he began his career in glass as a boy at the crescent glass bottle company and soon learned glass blowing. The lid of this 1880s jar made in canada has a metal band with a glass topthe result of the government deem ing it unsanitary for metal to directly touch canned foods.
Until this book i didnt realize the value of the jars. The best antiques price guide find the value of your vintage and modern antiques. Aug 25, 2015 released in 1915, this item once boasted a rubber lid. European storage jars often date into the 16001700s but the modern fruit jar, as found in this country, began to appear about 18401850 with the introduction of cork and wax seal jars and their tin top cousins. I am getting a lot of emails and questions in the comments about the value of peoples jars. Mar 30, 2020 today you will only need your oil, a jar, and your harvested herb but in 2 weeks you will need a colander with cheesecloth or a mesh strainer, beeswax, a double boiler, a measuring cup, and the container you would like to keep your finished salve in. While some food preservation is still done in pottery crocks, glass jars largely replaced stoneware starting in. Frequently asked questions fruit jars qnet internet. Readers who appreciate american cultural history, making fun and affordable crafts, and mason jars themselves will love this new book and its tall, narrow shape thats. And if you bring home some fruit or vegetables and want to can, freeze, make jam, salsa or pickles, see this page for simple, reliable, illustrated canning, freezing or preserving directions. My own mother canned everything from mint jelly to beans to peaches in syrup.
Here are some of the most valuable finds from the 1840s to the 1920s, when hundreds of companies were vying for a spot on americas shelves. Wouldnt this tablescape of mason jars and book pages be fun for a book club, or even a fun gathering of friends. The jar s mouth has a screw thread on its outer perimeter to accept a metal ring or band. When clayton attends college in southern california, he meets and falls in love with a dark, debutante, from colorado. They have been reappearing in flea markets, groceries, home shops, you name it. Kerr formed the firm of kerr brothers with samuel c. The mason s patent nov 30th 1858 phrase was originally embossed on countless glass fruit jars canning jars, most ranging in age from circa 1858 to the mid1910s. The jar is strongly embossed with, knox which is inside of a quarter sized circle.
Dont put any water in the mason jar or youll ruin your tincture. Aqua atlas strong shoulder mason quart, bead or ledge seal, c. Did you scroll all this way to get facts about drey mason jar. With over 250 different mason jars, i use this page for reference when im out finding more jars i dont have yet. In the mason jar, clayton fincannon is a tennessee farm boy raised at the feet of his grandfather. One great example is the ultrarare upsidedown ball mason jar. Hazel atlas glass company glass lovers glass database. The value of an antique mason jar is dictated by three things. It transitioned into a mason jar lid company making lids for other companies jars, then a canadian company. Mar 29, 2019 the company started making mason jars back in 1880, and many people today still use these for canning, or collect the jars as a hobby. Based in pompton plains, nj, bruce can be reached via his website. If you have a jar with one of the older logos, it will likely be worth. Knox mason in the space of five months during 1990, dick roller talked about the pint and quart jars embossed on the front with knox on one line mason on the following line.
However, these are a few notable examples of what your canning jar could be worth. Some of the samco jars came with a metal screw band with milkglass insert marked samco. The famous jars were used by many a wife and mother to can and preserve food. Mason s 4 patent 1858 sky blue color mason s 4 patent 1858 sky blue color antique milk glass fruit jar pint size flacus type ground lip. A buffalo jar from 1885, for example, will be worth more than a massproduced jar from the 1940s. This chart shows how the label for the ball jar company, which started producing mason jars in 1885, has changed over time. This made a more reliable seal that was easier to work with than the wax sealer. This glassware piece was only issued from 1900 to 1910. Green glass jars rage from pale, apple greens to dark olive greens and beautiful bluegreens. The company was started in 1881 by alfred louis bernardin from france. There are many ways to date old ball mason jars, and one of the easiest is to look at the logo. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options.
He and his grandfather leave letters for each other in a mason jar on his grandfathers desk. Collectors do need to be aware that these embossed jars were manufactured. Knox mason jars were produced in the united states from 1925 to 1935. The jar is strongly embossed with, knox which is inside of a quarter sized circle over genuine in slightly textured letters over mason. Knox mason canning jar clear glass vintage keystone k logo 1. The mason jar by james russell lingerfelt goodreads. The samco genuine mason jars are virtually identical to knox genuine mason jars with the word samco inside the circle substituted for knox. Im not an expert in this area and i cannot tell you the value of your jar. Root produced a very wide variety of soda, mineral water and beer. Place the opened mason jar in a pan and add about one inch of water around the mason jar. This book deals with how difficult life can be for college students like dating, friendships, homework, and family life. People have been rummaging in their attics and cupboards hoping to find these items not only to join the fad.
The sturdy glass jars with their airtight seals have been a favorite for making preserves, pickles, and more and. These considerations, along with age, completeness and size, dictate the value of antique jars. It did not actually start selling its own mason jars until possibly as late as the 1990s. Reads top to bottom mason star emblem jar it has been so hard for me to find any information on this specific kind. These vintage mason jars from the 1840s to the 1920s are the staple of retro country charm. How to identify and value mason jars dusty old thing. Antique canning jars are often sold through antique stores and auction sites such as ebay. You can estimate the ball mason jar s value by considering four main criteria. Nov 12, 20 rare knox mason half pint fruit canning jar.
There were some nice jars, like four midgets one hero cross, the others cfjco monogram. Historical figures show that from between sept 1, 1894 until dec 31, 1961, 41,256,856 gross jars were produced. The firm continued to grow until it was absorbed by the altrista corp. The collectors ultimate guide to canning jars country living.
It is noted that the earlier round jars may have a pinkish tint. Bernardin was originally just a bottle cap and lid company. Mason s 9 patent 1858 light moss green color mason s 9 patent 1858 light moss green color tell us what you think opens in new window or tab. New listing atlas ss mason quart jar in nice cornflower blue color. Hazel glass first made the glass inserts that fit inside the zinc lid closures for bottles. Sep 15, 2015 how to find the value of old vintage mason jars another element that affects the value of a jar would be the color. Having the original lid with the jar can increase the value by as much as 50 percent. The evolution of fruit or canning jars parallels the science of food preservation, which itself was an attempt to address a critical need. He organized the marienville glass company in 1914. 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.
A mason jar, named after john landis mason who first invented and patented it in 1858, is a molded glass jar used in home canning to preserve food. The best way to determine value of an individual jar is to consult a collecting reference such as the redbook of fruit jars by doug. May 02, 2016 the second half of mason jar nation features over 50 of these adaptations, shown with clear photography, all designed and photographed by author joann moser, the diy maven. There are also a couple of other old mason jars out there in seriously high demand and seriously low supply from collectors today. A rare christmas mason marked jar from the 1890s or an unusual dark green jar will be worth more than a clear, modern jar. In this article, collector bruce wayne schank talks about collecting antique ball jars fruit jars, and the history of the ball jar. One of the most well known canning jars was the mason jar, patented by john mason in 1858. Released in 1915, this item once boasted a rubber lid. If you have a ball jar, you can date most of them just by looking at the logo.
See more ideas about mason jars, ball jars, vintage jars. Both marks were frequently embossed rather lightly on the base, or along the lower heel of bottles, and sometimes the lettering is almost illegible. Masons patent nov 30th 1858 jar, marked w c d on the base. Along with the logo, you can sometimes use the color, size, and other distinguishing marks to help date a mason jar. As a very necessary tool in the kitchen, the canning jar helped many families make use of harvests well into winter and beyond. Confirm that the old mason jar is truly considered old in the mason jar world. Hazel glass company aka hazel atlas corporation was formed in 1885 by two brothers, charles n. If it was only available for a short period of time, this is a great clue. How to date old ball mason jars with pictures wikihow. For centuries, rural farmers and the poor struggled to find ways to preserve food for the winter.1317 1368 254 34 554 481 593 1580 351 874 1074 405 1294 524 1070 515 90 1567 77 1587 500 52 1334 1048 674 1247 707 164 302 1546 532 720 429 41 1458 538 856 845 987 361