Vintage Antique Mason Jars Guide

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  • Since then, the (2014) mid-green glasses were issued, with the name \\\”PERFECTION\\\”, and the purple glasses were issued, in the year 2015, the 100th anniversary of the \\\”BETTER\\\” glasses issued for the first time in 1915.
  • Of course, the value is a very subjective thing, and many collectors may not agree with my opinion on this topic.
  • No other markings.
  • When I first most of the texts wrote for this site, the only \\\”heritage\\\” glasses in the production were the aqua-blue \\\”Ball Perfect Mason jars, issued in 2013, for the year 1913 on the 100th anniversary of the Ball Perfect Mason.

The only info I found was a comment from someone who said he thinks they were built between 1885 and 1900. Recently, I found some mason jars in an old barn, and after cleaning, they have no markings on the bottom, but a number 2 under perfect mason, and had the number 3.. There are many minor variations of Ball jars, sometimes found in different shades of true green (not aqua). Your glass has the \\\”third L\\\” type of label (loop), the common after about 1900 until the introduction of the Ball Perfect Mason. Many of them are still around, boxes of them were found, after long storage in pantries, cabinets, storage, etc., in the \\\”never used\\\” condition.

Value of Old Canning Jars

Ball Perfect Mason antique fruit Jars

As far as values, you can try to search ebay over a period of time, and the determination of the ACTUAL COMPLETED AUCTION ENDS the PRICES, not the sellers’ \\\”offer prices\\\”, \\\”minimum-bids\\\” or \\\”Buy it now-prices\\\”. Please send photos to my E-Mail address (noted on the bottom right of any page on this Website) and I’ll see if I can help. I keep to collect, to admire, to use them for the storage of dry goods and I use the smooth lip mason give for canning.

  • However, the mild shortage, in my opinion, is NOT REALLY STRONG ENOUGH, the prices often asked for these glasses on online auction sites.
  • In General, mould-numbers of no significance for the value of a certain 1858 jar, although some of the Hemingray 1858-type glasses can be identified by their unique \\\”look\\\” of the mold, very, very large and decorative on the base.
  • I’m curious, when you continue to print about the letter \\\”HI\\\” under the word Mason to the bottom of the glass..
  • The embossing looks \\\”odd\\\” (smooth, rounded lettering, flat, ill-formed) in comparison to the authentic, early glasses from the 1858-1920 time, and the glasses are usually in perfect condition without base or scratch.
  • Since it is estimated that many hundreds of millions of BALL PERFECT masons were, over many years, they have a relatively low market value in the most popular colors, and there is no logical reason why someone would want to reproduce.
  • I’m using an older version of the accompanying \\\”Redbook\\\” price-guide, so that I may not be up-to-date information about the values.
  • Other questions can or cannot be answered, because I have the time and energy to answer all of them.
  • Some BALL MASON jars have the \\\”third L\\\” loop (about 1900-1910), and the other not, which are assumed to be somewhat later, in the early to mid-1910s.
  • If you have access to a local flea market or antique mall, the stocks of Ball jars with lids (most of them at least a few!), you can Unscrew the lid and check the porcelain Liner and see what you can find.
  • However, you could try post your query on the site, where there is a special category for the discussion of antique fruit jars.
  • Please take a look at the chart shows a change of the logo, courtesy of the Minnetrista website: Hope this helps, David.

The original BALL PERFECT MASON jars are usually heavier, thicker glass, most often found in a pint, quart and half-Liter sizes.

Ball Perfect Mason antique fruit Jars

Ball Perfect Mason antique fruit Jars

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Ball Perfect Mason antique fruit Jars

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Frequently Asked Questions -- Fruit Jars

Frequently Asked Questions — Fruit Jars

The wax sealer jars have a \\\”ribbed ring around the top of the glass instead of threading to accommodate a metal screw-on lid. There are different base shapes found so far, and some of them start with an \\\”H\\\” followed by three numbers.

  • Your experience (with the old glasses as a more stable and less prone to breakage) to give an indication of why so many of the older Ball Perfect Mason jars still there.
  • ALL Ball Perfect Mason jars were machine-made by Ball at one of their several glass factories.

If a zinc lid contains a \\\”porcelain\\\” (frosted glass), the liner, they are likely to be \\\”original\\\” – lid (the BALL lids over many decades, many of them are sold as a substitute). I edit to help my text short, reduce confusion about the exact wording on those, the later colored glasses.. not, the glass is twice as thick as the new canning jars and I had never break an old jar in processing, but I have new break, many times I don’t know what they all are, but only control a few, I can say that some only have a mold number (one or two digits) is to be placed in the middle of the 3 or 4 concentric circles (but with no other markings); other have the embossing \\\”GENUINE ZINC CAP FOR BALL MASON JARS\\\” suggests The marks on two of the \\\”diamonds\\\”, placed between these sets. I know this is not recommended, but if there are no cracks, and the lip is in good shape, I can’t imagine why I should. David. (By the way, for a bit of clarification, the vast majority of mouth-blown glasses and bottles of American bodies were, also, a glass factory, by skilled glass-makers) will be produced. I have absolutely no connection with the current distributors in each fruit, glasses, including as a \\\”BALL\\\” or other brand names. Because there are no numbers or any other kind of coinage, I was hoping you could help me determine the age of the.

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