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In 1882, of Vermont invented the “Lightning” jar that used a glass lid and wire clamp.Canning and food preservation remained very popular until after World War II, when packaged and instant food came into vogue.These were acquired from my grandmother who collected back in the forties.I’m the current contact for information about historical Ball jars on the Ball Corporation web site.One of the most common emails I receive comes with a description of a jar—e.g., Blue pint Perfect Mason with the number 5 on the bottom—and the question, “How old is my jar?But, without the jar in hand, it is hard to determine the exact value of your fairly common fruit jars. I own several but none of them anything special other than being ground lip. The jars that were made immediately thereafter have square shoulders & will set you back at least $500.00.
Hi Robert, I'd be a little more conservative on the half-pint Ball Ideal at $50-$75, they're not in quite as much demand as the blue Ball Perfect Mason half-pints. (and one very recently found at a favorite childhood fishing spot of mine. But as for the other jars at this same site, I'd say they are a little bit pricey (imo). Jars with the 1858 embossing were made from the late 1860's until about WWI.
” Use The Logo To Find An Approximate Age It would have been much easier if Ball had placed a date on each and every jar, but that didn’t happen.
Luckily, there are some tips and tricks you can use to determine an approximate age for your jar.
The most famous of which had been doing so for many years, the Clevenger Glass Works. I'd guess it to be English or Australian, more likely English. My father was a bottle collector (actually, he collected a lot of stuff! I admit it, I know nothing about bottle collecting, but one in particular got my attention. Trappey's is the name brand of a line of hot pepper products. While this sort of seal is often found on very early bottles, the Paul Jones company used it on theirs in the 1890s and perhaps even later. Digger Digger, I wrote you about the Kessler bottle.
Probably a soda but possibly a Citrate of Magnesia. It is a trapey's bottle that is a series of "globes" (4, counting the top and bottom) with short "necks" in between. I don't recall seeing any bottles like this, but I haven't really paid any attention. I suspect your bottle to be from the 1930s but can only guess without knowing the type of closure on the bottle. The bottle has Federal Law Forbids Sale or reuse of this bottle.
First check the logo, which changed fairly frequently until about 1962.