To sterilize the jars, boil them for 10 minutes. Your jars sound like 30s and 40s era. It is important to test the seals to be sure a vacuum has been formed. . However, the right side is 4 without a period — which would mean 1934? Together, they cited information from.
It was produced in four colors: clear, aqua, smoky amber and cornflower blue. I know, thanks to you, that 55-70 is the liquor stamp and it was made in 1970. It has been turned into sea glass. Press down on the center of the lid. This embossing would obviously indicate that this jar was manufactured after that time. Ben, from Collectors Weekly has been trying to help me find a picture of it somwhere in different areas, but so far no luck.
Rinse jars completely with hot water. Through aggressive marketing Hemingray became one of the earliest and most prolific of the insulator manufactures. The 3-L logo, for instance, was only used between 1900 and 1910. Here's a cheat sheet to determining a jar's approximate age:. If you can send me a picture of the base to my email address listed at the bottom right-hand corner of any page on this site maybe I could come up with some idea of what type of bottle the base shard is from.
It is in a plastic container that also says iw Harper on it. Any info would be greatful. To learn more about the value of fruit jars I recommend the Red Book of Fruit Jars 9 by Doug Leybourne. Hopefully it is ok to share on here. Collectors Weekly notes these marks often appear on jars made before the Civil War, although a few were made after that time.
If you have a jar with one of the older logos, it will likely be worth more than one with a newer logo. They also make Kerr, Bernardin and Golden Harvest canning jars. It is listed as being found in aqua, sky blue, citron, and amber although this one has a definite green tint in quart size and half gallon. So this could theoretically be either 1941 or 1951. Typically, American pontil scarred bottles predate 1855 or so.
Made of durable heavy-gauge aluminum for long life and fast, even heating. William Gayner, entered into the insulator market when Brookfield discontinued manufacturing insulators and it is believed that they utilized some of the Brookfield hand presses and molds during their early production. Allow the jars to completely cool for 12 to 24 hours before checking the seals. The style of jar displayed is one liter in size and has almost a milk bottle shape. It has Presto Supreme Mason on the front. People used to trade a jar of this for a jar of that and therefore you'll sometimes find an odd name or two in a box of jars.
Some Coke bottles made by Owens-Illinois for a particular town might be worth more because of their rarity and difficulty in finding a piece in good condition. Early Atlas jars may show a seam below the lip. The flat lid is the only piece to be discarded. Your guess is as good as mine. The second most common mark encountered is probably that of the.
Separate records show the establishment of the Ohio Valley Glass Company in 1902 and it continued in business until 1905 when the records indicate in 1906 that Hemingray acquired the company. I bel eave my jar is a misprint. A representative of the Corning Company advised us that the company was unsatisfied by the finished product and this may be the reason for their relative rarity. The Presto jars were actually made by Owens-Illinois in Toledo. Another age determiner is the presence of mold seams.
Along with the logo, you can sometimes use the color, size, and other distinguishing marks to help date a mason jar. Subject: 4 What is it worth? Altering the recipe may affect the heat penetration of the food which when canned may result in underprocessing. Though recipes that have been handed down through the years may hold sentimental value, they are oftentimes unreliable and usually do not include scientifically tested processing procedures that are vital to a successful and safe canning project. Any ideas would be very much appreciated. They moved their operations to Muncie, Indiana, after a fire at their Buffalo factory.
On the bottom, it has the diamond and circle with the I in it, so looks to be Owens Illinois. Patent and Trademark Office website. Other 's and letters are also on the bottom. I also found 4 simalar bottles one in which is 2. Allow pressure in the canner to drop naturally. At one point, I found what claimed to be the original source and linked to it here.