The logo will tell you how to date ball mason jars. Im the current contact for information about historical ball jars on the ball corporation web site.
If you have a jar with one of the older logos it will likely be worth.
Ball mason jar year chart. One of the most notable contemporary improvements to his legacy design is recap mason jars variety of lids. On some jar variants such as the first ball embossing variant on these jars logo 5 in chart shown below used circa 1913 1923 on bpm jars the number may be accompanied by a letter to the right such as a or c. Most of the typical ball perfect masons are marked with a mold number between 0 and 15 on the bottom.
Dating a ball mason jar. Ignore the 1858 patent year. Ball mason jar sizes.
Ball produced many jars with this script style the ball mason jars and ones with just ball and no other embossing appeared right about the turn of the century. Despite masons death inventors and entrepreneurs continued to make improvements to his jar and lid design. Thanks in advance for your help.
One of the most common emails i receive comes with a description of. What date can you come up with for the jar in the picture. The script for ball and the perfect mason are an exact match.
This script style was used up until about 1910. In 1880 the five ball brothers used a 200 loan from their uncle to start a business manufacturing tin cans for products such as paint and kerosene. The charts i have seen do not show how sharp the ls in ball are made.
Usually the automatic jar making machine had eight or ten mold. I have several ball jars that are exactly like the one in the picture above. But if youre one of the lucky ones to have found an old ball mason jar or if you are an avid collector of such items then dating these things is very important.
Not only are they beautiful as. Then in 1884 the brothers switched to glass home canning jars and created the household name that we still know and love today. Dating a ball mason jar.
Rather 1858 is the year that john mason was granted a patent for his mason jar design and the ball company used this patent year on many jars. This chart shows how the label for the ball jar company which started producing mason jars in 1885 has changed over time. The very first machine made ball jar is not positively known but most likely was either a ball standard or a ball improved mason.
Ball jars are classic vintage pieces that add so much class to every room. The spirit of the jar lives on. Not that kind of date.
Instead i mean how do you tell how old your ball jar is. Ball mason jars are still being produced up to this day and there are no signs of stopping soon. Jun 23 2014 no not at a movie on saturday night.
Ball mason jars were produced for many years with the year 1858 printed on them but this is no indication of the age of jar itself.