Dating antique jars
Instantly recognizable by avid vintage-lovers, the Nov.30th 1858 patent date appears on literally thousands of canning jars produced between 1858-1920.
1920 Hazel Atlas Company (1902-1964) -12.00 Aqua Ball Quart, Shoulder Seal, c.1900-1910 “Triple L” Large Seeds -18.00 Aqua Ball Mason 1/2 Gallon, Shoulder Seal, c. Patent Filed Pint, “Putnam” embossed on bottom -20.00 Aqua Ball Ideal Pint, Lightning Seal, c.
Their most famous and important fruit jar in the early years was their “Kerr – Economy” jar, made in large quantities at their plants in Altoona, KS and Sand Springs, OK.
Many of the earlier ECONOMY types are marked with the words “KERR GLASS MFG.
It also received 33 testimonials from readers, earning it our reader-approved status. Ball mason jars are a type of home canning jar made by the Ball Corporation.
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.