Vintage & Antique Mason Jars Guide - Dating Ball Canning is for sale on eBay.

There is a price guide for antique and vintage canning jars.You will find many commonly found canning jars and their suggested values in it.Liets take a look at some of the history behind these vintage collectibles.

Thousands of canning jars produced between 1858-1920 have the Nov. 30th 1858 patent date on them.This patent date was added to his jars by other manufacturers.

The process for cutting a thread onto the lip of glass jars was invented by John Mason.The seal was created by a rubber ring tucked inside the lid.

The invention gave homemakers a new way of preserving food in addition to smoking, salting, drying, and pickling.

The problem of canned foods having a metallic taste due to contact with a metal lid was solved by the use of lightning jars.The screw-on lid was replaced by a frisbee-shaped glass lid, which was held in place by an ingenious wire clamp.

bootleggers used these jars to store their product and that is how the name White Lightning came about.

Ball jars became synonymous with the term "fruit jars" because of Frank and Ed Ball's semi-automatic process for the manufacture of fruit jars, which greatly increased the number of jars on the market.

In the wild, fruit jars can be found in amber, cobalt, and even milk glass, which are worth hundreds of dollars.

Air bubbles trapped in glass are called seeds.The shoulder seal has screws on it.A "strong shoulder" is a ridge above the screw threads and refers to the two L's in "Ball" and the final loop resembling an additional "L"

Collecting vintage and antique canning jars is a cool collectible.

The Aqua Atlas Strong Shoulder Mason Quart is from the 1920s.

The Aqua Atlas E-Z Seal is 1/2 Pint.

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