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Ball Bros was based in Muncie, Indiana. Glass jars with this embossed marking probably constitute the most popular jar for home canning ever produced in the United States. Hundreds of millions probably upwards of a billion or more!

Ball Perfect Mason. The Ball Perfect Mason was a brand of glass fruit jar (canning jar) made by the Ball Bros. Glass Company. Ball Bros was based in Muncie, Indiana. (See “Ball Brothers Glass Company” page, for a brief summary of that glass company). Glass jars with this embossed marking probably constitute the most popular jar for home canning ever produced in the United States.

Ball Bros was based in Muncie, Indiana. Glass jars with this embossed marking probably constitute the most popular jar for home canning ever produced in the United States. Hundreds of millions probably upwards of a billion or more! Hundreds of slight variations in shape, size, lettering font, glass color, base markings, etc. Typically, they were made in half pint, pint, quart, and half-gallon sizes.

Ball Perfect Mason — Half Gallon and Quart sizes Most of the earlier versions were round cylindrical in shape, and some of the later types are square with rounded corners in design. Each mold was hand-cut hand-engraved with the lettering incised backward into the inside surface of the mold, which of course resulted in the embossing raised lettering which is seen on the surface of the jar.

See this chart courtesy Minnetrista. It may take a while before exact duplicates are found — that is, finding two jars that were made from one individual, specific mold. There are various shades and tints of these colors out there. Some jars have embossing that is unusually faint for instance, just one or two letters within a word and this can sometimes be due to accumulated debris partially filling the engraving of the lettering on the mold itself at the time of making, or perhaps some other reason.

antique blue glass canning jars, old mason jars

In-your-face stuff from an opinionated rural north Idaho housewife. This entire technique was developed by my friend Enola Gay. In the past, Enola and her husband Sir Knight had purchased Yoder’s canned bacon as a preparedness item. Trouble is, canned bacon cost an arm and a leg. And the first time they opened a can, they found to their surprise it was wrapped in paper. Paper in a can?

The price of this item includes a contribution to a Product recycling fund to ensure that waste electrical and electronic equipment is collected and recycled in a responsible manner.

This is the same type of standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce. This complete kit includes everything you need and lasts for years: It’s much cheaper than buying the items separately. There is also a simple kit with just the canner and rack, and a pressure canner, if you want to do vegetables other than tomatoes. To see more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here! Don’t forget the Ball Blue Book!

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Ball-Mason-Canning Jars

Mason in , the Mason jar revolutionized food preservation. His design was copied by many others, including the Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company, which began in and quickly became the front runner of the industry. Still sold today, Ball jars are widely revered among home canners and collectors alike. Knowing the particular characteristics of old Ball jars can help determine the age, and hence the value, of your jars.

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The thick walls of these jars, makes them ideal for canning, and has made it the preferred method of preserving food in many homes. In John Landis Mason patented his sealing method for jars, and the Mason jar was born. The screw on lids of these jars creates a small vacuum that keeps the seal tight and protect food from spoiling. Different Uses for Various Sizes Mason jars can be bought in a great variety of sizes and styles.

So why would we need different sized mouth openings? Well, there are a few reasons. Since you can preserve a very wide variety of foods, you will be dealing with different sizes and shapes of food. Actually filling the jars can be tricky or time consuming depending on what you are canning. A larger opening could be required to make it possible to preserve fruits or vegetables intact and whole.

Other times a small jar mouth is sufficient, especially for preserving smaller portions. Mason jar sizes and the best uses for them.

Ball Pint Mason Jars, 16 oz, Set of 12 with Lid and Band Regular Mouth New

Photo by Joey Contreras Jr. I’m curious if you may know of a source for canning jars? I would like to purchase in bulk if you should have a source you may pass on. Thank you in advance for your time. Hello Dede, I get most of my canning jars from garage sales or thrift stores, or even for free from people who offer them to me.

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This sale is largely made up of the many collections of the late Ken Hilker, a life-long resident of Apsley and avid collector. BOATS: 16 ft. Lakecraft cedar strip runabout with rare Johnson 18 h.p. outboard motor w/ electric start & electric choke, completely restored in excellent condition & running order to be sold with trailer. It comes with a pleasure craft license, navigation.

The development of the process was likely initiated as glass blowers experimented with molds as a way of producing special surface effects on their vessels. For instance, with pattern molding, the parison was initially shaped inside a mold that had been sculpted with diamonds, facets, circles, etc.. The mold would impart these designs to the body of the vessel. Typically the process was completed by removing the parison from the mold and blowing and spinning it in an off-hand fashion until the desired shape and size were achieved.

The second step in the transition to molding involved the use of what are known as dip molds. In this circumstance, the size and shape of the parison was complete when it was removed from the mold. In the case of round bottles, the mold was simply a cylinder, open at one end, within which the glass blower blew his bubble. This application of the mold allowed for a new style of patterning – embossed product names and logos.

The third step in the transition to fully automated molding was the use of molds consisting of multiple parts. This type of mold always left ridges or seams of glass where the sections of the mold joined together. The number of sections and their configuration determined the location of these lines. The exception to this rule is paste or turn molding. In this case, after the parison was molded, it was reheated and spun.

While the goal of the technology was to remove the mold marks, horizontal “lines” will appear in the body of the vessel as a consequence of the turning.

12 Blue Ball Perfect Mason Pint Fruit Canning Jars With Zink Lids 1910-1933

Dating kerr jars Instructions Look for a ring of glass or a dark indention on the base of the jar. If the jar has this characteristic, known as a pontil scar, it shows that it may have been held with a pontil rod to protect the glassblower from the hot glass while the jar was being made. These scars indicate that the jar was probably made before Look for indications of mold seams on the glass jar.

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Vintage Mason Jars February 24, If you’ve been following me for awhile now, you know I have some hoarder tendencies. I just love old things, especially items that have a history or a great story behind it. I’ve collected quite a few mason jars over time but I’ve never until now owned any jars quite like these. I was on the hunt for pint size jars for my centrepieces and other fun wedding stuff. I came across an ad on Craigslist with the subject line: So I decided try my luck and contact the guy.

Now, I’ve seen a few of these Crown jars at antique shops but never purchased one since they usually go for a higher price point.

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I’m a universal constant. Wednesday, September 05, Canning jars Above the china cabinet at my parents house there’s a bunch of old jars used for canning. Is jarring a thing? It just sounds weird. These jars came from the barn of my recently deceased grandmother.

As in: All those paintings and prints in the attic, plus the 87 drawings Billy brings home each week. The fixes: Wrap artwork with archival supplies. To keep moisture out, wrap framed artwork in archival polyethylene plastic, says John Jacobs, CEO of Artex, an art-storage company in Landover, Maryland.

A potter at work in Jaura, Madhya Pradesh , India Clay ware takes on varying physical characteristics during the making of pottery. Greenware refers to unfired objects. At sufficient moisture content, bodies at this stage are in their most plastic form they are soft and malleable, and hence can be easily deformed by handling. Leather-hard refers to a clay body that has been dried partially. Clay bodies at this stage are very firm and only slightly pliable.

Trimming and handle attachment often occurs at the leather-hard state. It is now ready to be bisque fired. Bisque [6] [7] refers to the clay after the object is shaped to the desired form and fired in the kiln for the first time, known as “bisque fired” or “biscuit fired”. This firing changes the clay body in several ways. Mineral components of the clay body will undergo chemical changes that will change the colour of the clay.

Glaze fired is the final stage of some pottery making. A glaze may be applied to the bisque form and the object can be decorated in several ways.

Canning Jar Lids (Kerr, Ball)

Liquitex Basics Gesso or similar primer Paintbrushes: This will be where you string your hanger through. Use the medium paintbrush to paint lid with Gesso.

The lights are neat and they look great in jars. Unfortunately, the solar panel insert doesn’t seal when you screw the jar lid on. So if you leave it outside (where it can collect sun) and it rains, water fills the jar and corrodes the electronics until it doesn’t work any more.

Inherently these closure types saw wide use for many types of bottles – implying higher than usual functionality – and because of that also experienced a long time span of use. This unfortunately limits the utility of the closure adding much refinement to the dating of a bottle that these closures are found on. The earliest closure types for bottles were crude and variably effective. The following concise view of early closures is quoted from Dr.

Julian Toulouse’s book “Fruit Jars” a: There have been many kinds of closures for bottles, ever since glass and pottery have been used for container materials. Roman and Grecian containers used straw, rags, leather, and the like, luted sealed with clay, resins, natural waxes , and other binders. Some of those newly discovered had their closures intact. I well remember the potato that closed the spout of the coal-oil can, and the pottery jug of something or other that grandfather kept hidden in the barn, stoppered with a corn cob.

When home and commercial preparation and packaging of preserves, jams, and jellies started in the early s with the greater availability of sugar, one closure method was simply a cover of waxed paper, cloth, parchment, leather, or skin, stretched across the opening, tied, and shorn off just below the tie. It was usually then dipped into hot wax. It was not paraffin as some have stated, because paraffin had not yet been discovered.

Neither was this hermetic sealing to preserve sterility – the products involved did not need such protection, nor had the principle of heat sterilization itself been discovered.

Reusable Canning Lids… I got some!