If a product is canned in an unacceptable container it should not be judged. Gothic or cathedral styles One of the earliest of the distinct U. And North Americans cannot blame them; they would be doing the same in a heartbeat if they were in the same boat and having to pay 8 bucks per Mason jar. Click to view an example with a couple of the machine-made features pointed out, i. However, sauces were packaged in a wide array of additional shapes during the period covered by this website, i. Tips on ebay for generations if.
Codes on bases of H-A bottles: Many of the Hazel-Atlas containers I have seen do not conform exactly to this chart, but this might be of some help in interpreting the markings on some of their products. On some jars, the seams may be very difficult to see. I have looked for lot numbers, and there are none at all. The footed olive style is typified by being tall and narrow 4+ times taller than the diameter , having a slight though visibly flaring heel, and a distinct constriction ridge or shoulder at the subtle transition from the body to the neck; see image to the left. Various terminology is used in the descriptions that may be unfamiliar if you have not studied other pages on this site. Relatively popular examples of these type jars include: Mason's Improved, The Gem, The Hero, Victory example discussed below , Flaccus Brothers, and a few other mouth-blown types during the last half of the 19th century into the very early 20th. Augustine River Side Dump prior to his death in 1977.
I think this may have been more of a fashion in times past, as it seems that alot of book titles especially from the mid and late 1800s have a period placed after them on the front cover of books. The Bertrand mustards were a bit unusual in that they had 4 closely stacked rings instead of three spaced ones, though the rings were in the usual positions above and below the open label area Switzer 1974. Examples similar to the rectangular, ring-neck style pictured to the left were also made by most other food bottle making glass companies from the late 19th century until the mid-20th century; with even more modern versions of these bottles still made today. . Rare old, items 1 28 mason jar. Pierce olive bottle: ; showing the somewhat crudely applied one-part finish. Phonsavan, history of old canning jar bottom has heavier glass jars, marks logo on each and if.
To date most common fruit jar with what i could date most common fruit jars for the atlas e-z seal jar, you. It is sometimes hard to tell on these type finishes if it was formed from separately applied glass or by just working the reheated existing glass at the blowpipe removal point. Finally, the neck of the jar may be so short that the screw band will not hold the lid firmly in place during processing. Although less commonly encountered than cylindrical versions, the earliest square food jars were typically dip molded, very crude with pontil scarred bases and had minimally worked or manipulated flared or rolled finishes, similar to the jars described in the cylindrical section above. Machine-made Economy jars all Economy jars were machine-made were first produced about 1903, as indicated by the patent dates on the jar bases. We are compensated by some of the listed merchants.
Nicolas Appert suggested canning and the process was first proven in 1806. I use the big jars all of the time for Candy, pasta, flour etc. It is also an example of potential mold life in that this mold saw duty for around a decade or so, i. If anything, they never detract from its value! Applied groove ring wax seal finish: The most commonly used method to produce the groove ring wax seal finish on canning jars was manufactured using glass applied to the jar just below the blowpipe detachment point; glass which was then tooled to shape while still hot and plastic. This was the difference between his design and predecessors, the sealing mechanism: a glass container with a thread molded into its top and a zinc lid with a rubber ring.
Scroll down this page and follow the links. Other commercial jars with mouths that cannot be sealed with two-piece canning lids are not recommended for use in canning any food at home. Perhaps a collector who is more conversant with the Hazel-Atlas lines of mugs and other tableware can chime in? By Antique Collector If you can your own fruits and vegetables, you might be surprised to find the value of old canning jars is often significant, with some examples reaching into the thousands of dollars. The newer Lightning-type closures also dispensed with the tie wire that encircled the neck and dimples molded into the opposite sides of the neck provided the anchor point to hold the ends of the lever wire Creswick 1987. Be aware also that just about any of the bottles listed in this section could have been - and were - used for any of the above noted food products and many more not listed; only an original label tells for sure, some of which are shown below. Appert's process involved the killing of the bacteria by heating followed by exclusion from further contamination in a sealed container, although the actual scientific reasons as to why the process worked were unknown at the time. The Illinois Glass Company illustration clearly shows that their version came with the distinctive three-part club sauce finish.
These can be read as either August 1926 or 1929 or June or September 1928. I have looked at your description of how Ball was written and I have one that is 1910-1923 and two are 1923-1933. Another early - though likely mid-19th century 1840-1860 - utility or generic aqua food jar is pictured to the far right. Click to schematically view the final Stages of this process, although the noted reasons are not shown or indicated. That is, the earliest square examples approx.
Wire bail jars started going into production in the 1880s, and the tech was predominantly used with beer and liquor bottles. To them…it was just food! Square gothic pickles appear to have all but disappeared during the 1880s and all examples observed by the author had rolled or applied finishes empirical observations. This subtle trend is shown reasonably well in a comparison of this sections photos. The illustration shows the typical type of relatively narrow hexagonal gothic pepper sauce bottles made by various glass makers from the 1890s through the first couple decades of the 20th century. This finish completion method was common on fruit jars as early as the earliest Mason jars late 1850s and continued until at least the early 1910s Toulouse 1969a. Click to view the area on the Historic Bottle Related Links page that has these files.
I thought the color was so pretty. Also, bottle body embossing became much less frequent on machine-made bottles and a significant amount of the diversity of the mouth-blown production era was the different proprietary embossing on essentially the same shapes of bottles. These would all be considered as gothic styles. Zumwalt 1980 contains images of several of these distinctive 8-sided bottles labeled for a variety of different spices including thyme, cloves, cinnamon, marjoram, as well as mustard which is more of a condiment. This is a shape indicative of the earlier, pontiled and non-pontiled like this example extract bottles used in the United States from the 1850s to possibly early 1880s empirical observations. I know nothing about this jar, it was something my Grandmother always had on a shelf. These vintage canning jars logo.