The quarts are a dime a dozen. I recently bought a mason jar and in just wondering if it is real or a reproduction. Thank you for your patience and understanding! Well, first you have to tell how old the jar is, and you can tell its approximate age by the design of the logo. Well, I really lucked out because the previous owner had an entire lot that was used for his wedding and he was dying to get rid of them. I think it has to do with them being boys.
Now that I have retired from that impossible job I've found myself dedicating more time to publicizing my favorite hobby on the Internet. I have looked for lot numbers, and there are none at all. I would suggest you try posting a query in the Fruit Jars discussion forums at the antique-bottles. . Design How the jar is shaped can make a difference in the value.
I have a bottle like you have pictured but on the bottom of mine it has no lettering. What is it with women and glass canning jars? Please bookmark this site mark it as a Favorite and I hope you will return often. I am assuming it is a repro or fake? Stick with the modern canning jars. It was a pint White Crown Mason. You might just stumble upon a real treasure. 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.
Mason Jar One of the most well known canning jars was the Mason jar, patented by John Mason in 1858. Any help would be appreciated! Jar is light blue and noticeably rippled with numerous bubbles. Blue mason jars are fairly easy to find here in Pennsylvania which is a haven for antique shopping and flea markets. This is part of a collection that came from my great-grandmother who was born in 1880. The short production window gives it considerable cache. If the logo is written in cursive lettering, the jar was made after 1895, which is when Ball switched from block letters to cursive.
A lot of good, in-depth information is posted on that site. They have been re-appearing in flea markets, groceries, home shops, you name it. Plus they stain or pick up smells from the copious amounts of garlic and onions that I put in my pasta salad. They are found in several sizes and in both aqua and clear. 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.
My father grew up on a farm and was the youngest of twelve children. It is an aqua color, and there are some air bubbles in the jar. I found a cobalt blue fruit jar in an antique mall. If you are into Crown Jars, the crowns themselves have a fabulous variety of shapes, pearls, etc etc. It has a rough ground top lip. The difficulty came when it was time to open the jar because the wax had to be melted so that the lid could be taken off.
Note: many reproductions of these jars have been made from the 1970s all the way up to the present time , which are discussed later in this article. Wax Sealers The first jars used sealing wax to create a tight seal. Age Age is an important factor in the evaluation of canning jars, especially since they are made of glass and breakable. Some of the mold numbers that may be seen on the bottoms which usuallyindicate a fake jar include: 1171 , 851 and 971. The Woodbury jar had drifted into my aunt's basement after a flood. I have a beautiful larger size purple mason jar and my husband broke the first crown lid and it took me forever to replace it and now he just broke the other one.
Was wanting to know if you could help out. I spent perhaps two solid, unemployed years researching, chronicling and scratching my head over what seems to be millions of variations of Ball and Atlas jars. Amber is also easy to find, so it is not as expensive as some rarer colors. In order to save precious metals like tin and steel for war purposes, people reverted to mason jars to keep food tightly sealed. What we have here are the Good Luck Jars.
The color is usually a greenish-aqua. A considerable percentage have a mold number or letter on the base, a means of identifying the particular mold in use at the factory. The lid is all one piece with protruding screw bands. It used to hold my shredded Romano cheese but now it sits in the same spot empty - I can't bring myself to move it. Today would have been his birthday, too. It is very light blue, almost clear and does have air bubbles in the glass.