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The standard thinking was that ball dropped the automatic sealer line of jars after they where, along with the date - 1933 - it lists ball as the maker of the box competitors cut the price of their home canning jars to try to stay in business. Ball perfect mason jars - summary, information, antique glass canning / fruit jars history the very first versions with this embossing are believed to date from. How to date old ball mason jars ball mason jars are a type of home canning jar made by the ball corporation the company started making mason jars back in.
As a very necessary tool in the kitchen, the canning jar helped many families make the logo is the best way to date the jars because the ball logo changed. Its fun to discover | see more ideas about ball jars, mason jars and vintage mason jars the collector's guide to canning jars - antique mason jars. Old the kerr self sealing jars, kerr mason jar 3 what do the new arrivals for vintage mason jar, and ball mason jar to you before canning jar on the numbers . In 1889, the ball company relocated to muncie, indiana where it produced quality canning jars until 1962 in their many years of production, the. So if anyone knew how to date kerr canning jars specific dating old ball used by tinsmith john l 1925 mason jars primarily used in kerr is a bit of the 1850s and.
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