Despite the hardships of the time, most still look to the future with great optimism. Fewer small farms meant fewer farmers and fewer people to work the farms. The Economy jars were among the first wide-mouth jars, and thus, were easy to fill. Be wary if the details don't fit together to form an authentic picture. I have kept it on a shelf and recently it was broken. And if you bring home some fruit or vegetables and want to can, freeze, make jam, salsa or pickles,.
My guess is that a jar of that size would be very rare. You do not need to sterilize jars that will be used in a pressure canner, nor jars that will be in the boiling water bath for longer than 10 minutes. If you were saving for months to be able to afford your jars, why would you possibly break any of them. To them…it was just food! Even after Masons patents expired, the manufacture of these jars continued for well over half a century. The jar is a new one.
Julian Toulouse was put in charge of allocation of all metal used in making lids for jars and bottles. Is the top smooth to the touch or is it rough and ground off? The lid sealed on the top of a mason jar; a threaded metal ring held the lid down during the hot water processing. The jar was then closed with a tin lid that stuck in the wax. That should give you some idea. They acquired many smaller companies and soon became the leaders of the industry. It is pretty amazing to hold that kind of history in your hands. Patented in 1863, the Kline Stopper remained popular through the 1870s.
The Illinois-Pacific glass company made the early Economy jars from 1903 to 1909. The company continued to grow rapidly adding more manufacturing plants. It has a section on how to date your jar. Altered artificially by modern technology, these jars come in dark browns and purples and are sometimes sold for large amounts of money. This made the lids easy to use and inexpensive. They are all clear and they all have zinc lids and 1 wire.
Originally produced in metal, his patent called for a wax, commonly called cement, which the manufacturer poured around the mouth of the container. By 1956 the Hazel Atlas Glass Corporation became Continental Can and by 1964 the company sold to the Brockway Glass Company. They would probably not believe that to grow and preserve real food like that now requires special effort and attention. You need to sterilize all jars you intend to use for canning in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes or under. I would love to replace the jar.
Nicolas Appert suggested canning and the process was first proven in 1806. This is just the beginning; finding out the rest is up to you. Only a few types of Atlas jars are collectible: the Atlas E-Z Seal, Atlas H over A Mason, and the Atlas Strong Shoulder Mason. As the public became more self sufficient, government and industry could funnel more resources into winning the war. In 1887, the five Ball brothers moved their business to Muncie, Indiana, to take advant … age of a natural gas boom in the Midwest.
This was the birth of the canning jar we know today. Midwest Antique Fruit Jar and Bottle Club. I have had several of the new jars I bought to break in the cooker. Probably the most important is the presence or absence of a pontil scar. The five founding Ball brothers started the company in 1880 in Buffalo, New York. I am trying to date, summary, marks, manufacturers marks logo.
Urban families used Mason jars to put up garden food, especially tomatoes, fruits, relish, and pickles. Original clamps are usually made of heavy material and are frequently rusty or show marks from wear. Sadly, Mason sold off his rights to the jar to several different people and died a relatively poor man around 1900. Look for jars embossed with the Atlas name in raised lettering. In 1810, Appert published his discovery in a book entitled L Arte de Conserver les Substances Animales et Vegetables. Above are some jars in not so common of colors. They were big, heavy and bulky, and cost a lot of money.
Collectors Corner: Glass Fruit Jars: By Michele. Below are just a few of the many jars the company produced. The container was sealed with sealing wax that was poured into a channel around the top of the jar. Mason was issued another patent 102,913 for a new kind of threaded-top jar. He invented a machine that could cut threads into lids, which made it practical to manufacture a jar with a reusable, screw-on, lid.