Estimating the age of antique bottles can sometimes be a difficult task even for the experienced collector however, by following some basic guidelines anyone can determine approximate age although this brief article is primarily intended for american-made bottles, glass from other countries has evolved similarly. Dating old canning jars page 3 you got it i've never seen dates earlier than the 4 the coloured ones (blue, green, amber for european jars) are the really old ones. Antique bottle questions this section provides a list of antique bottle collectors who have graciously agreed to offer advice in their area of interest this does not imply the person is an expert in the area listed, just that they are knowledgeable and willing/motivated to field questions in that area. Dating old ball canning jars there are no dates of manufacture on canning jars, any dates on them refer to patents which are unrelated but, you can check the logo, which changed fairly frequently until 1962. Determine the type of lid closure of the jar the closure on buffalo jars consisted of a glass lid and zinc band standard jars, made from 1895 to 1912, featured a mouth groove that held a metal lid, which was then secured with sealing wax.
Antique blue green glass mason jar, old zinc lid 2 qt fruit jar w/ 1858 patent date one antique aqua blue green glass canning jar with the embossed 1858 patent date, and vintage zinc lid it's a two. To date an old ball mason jar, look at the logo on the jar if the logo is an insignia made up of the letters bbgmc, the jar was made between 1885 and 1886 if the logo is written using block letters, the jar was likely made between 1892 and 1896. Dating an old ball jar can be more difficult than how to date a vintage ball jar, including a chart with the different markings that ball used in manufacturing their early canning jars hymns and verses.
The evolution of fruit or canning jars parallels the science of food preservation, which itself was an attempt to address a critical need for centuries, rural farmers and the poor struggled to find ways to preserve food for the winter. Some of the boyd jars were made by the greenfield fruit jar and bottle company in greenfield, in while others were made by the illinois glass company/illinois pacific glass company these jars date from the 1910's and 1920's and have no relation to lewis boyd. Check the jar from top to bottom the kerr name will be embossed on the glass there are some general guidelines to approximate the date of a vintage kerr jar between 1915 and 1930. Greg spurgeon antique fruit jars - link to website - home of jar talk forum and the north american glass auction site also offers archived sales listings, color guide, more how to date ball fruit jars - link to website - article by bob clay includes dating chart. Antique blue glass mason jar , old zinc lid 2 qt fruit jar w/ 1858 patent date 5 08 - i started wondering about how old the jars really were and you'll see a graphic that is incredibly useful for dating ball jars by the logo.
The “atlas” jars were being made by the atlas glass company even before the hazel-atlas glass company was formed (starting production of the atlas- ez seal jars in 1896) and production was continued by h-a until at least the late 1950s. Reading the symbols a diamond shape with an o in it, sometimes referred to as a saturn marking, is a common symbol on the bottom of many glass bottles and jars made between the 1930s and 1950s. Color can also help date your jar for instance, purple glass indicates a jar that was made prior to the first world war chips and cracks will diminish the value of old canning jars significantly, while a jar in good condition with its original lid will be worth the most.
Old bottle identification and dating guide this webpage is intended to help novice collectors and non-collectors better identify, describe, and date the bottles they encounter. Dating old glass jars - join the leader in online dating services and find a date today join and search how to get a good woman it is not easy for women to find a good man, and to be honest it is not easy for a man to find a good woman men looking for a woman - women looking for a man. Old blue glass canning jars, six vintage ball mason jars w/ wire jar rack carrier collection of quart size vintage blue glass mason jars with the old zinc lids, all in a wire canning rack these make wonderfu.
The lid of this 1880s jar (made in canada) has a metal band with a glass top—the result of the government deem- ing it unsanitary for metal to directly touch canned foods value: $100 8. Some canadian made canning jars, particularly the improved gem jar made by dominion glass/domglas/consumers glass have a year number (eg 53) stamped into the bottom, but i haven't seen this with most other canning jar manufacturers. Vintage blue mason jars, a whole set with a holder ~ mary wald's place - old blue glass canning jars, six vintage ball mason jars w/ wire jar rack carrier find this pin and more on mason jar ideas by theresa dunt. Dating old canning jars i have a lot of old, vintage canning jars i love the history they carry as well as their charm and character while it is okay to use them for storage or even as a refrigerator container, you should never process old jars in a canner.