Kerr economy jar

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Scroll down this and follow the links. And if you bring home some fruit or vegetables and want to can, freeze, make jam, salsa or pickles, see this for simple, reliable, illustrated canning, freezing or preserving directions. There are plenty of other related resources, click on the resources dropdown above.

If you have questions or feedback, please let me know! There are affiliate links on this. Kerr economy jar our disclosure policy to learn more. Napoleon is often credited with the invention of modern canning: in the French military offered a cash prize of 12, francs for a new method to preserve food.

Nicolas Appert suggested canning and the process was first proven in Untilcanning jars used a glass jar, a tin flat lid, and sealing wax, which was not reusable and messy! Mason, invented the mason jar. He invented a machine that could cut thre into lids, which made it practical to manufacture a jar with a reusable, screw-on, lid. This was the difference Kerr economy jar his de and predecessors, the sealing mechanism: a glass container with a thread molded into its top and a zinc lid with a rubber ring.

The rubber created the seal, and the threaded lid maintained it. The jar included his patent: "Mason's Patent November 30th. Sadly, Mason sold off his rights to the jar to several different people and died a relatively poor man around InHenry William Putnam of Bennington, Vermont, invented a fruit jar that used a glass lid and a metal clamp to hold the lid in place. These "Lightning jars" became popular because no metal which could rust, breaking the seal or contaminating the food contacted the food and the metal clamps made the lids themselves easier to seal and remove hence the "Lightning" name.

There were many similar glass lid and wire-clamp jars produced for home canning all the way into the s. Many can still be seen in garage sales, flea markets and on specialty food jars today. The difference is a raised lip to help keep the jar from cracking. This was called the "Strong Shoulder" and was similar to the mason jar. The cracking was a common problem with shoulder seal jars.

Hazel-Atlas Glass Company were in business from the late s until Then, inthey began making glass fruit jars. They moved their operations to Muncie, Indiana, after a fire at their Buffalo factory. Muncie where a supply of natural gas had been discovered was chosen because the city was offering free gas and land to rebuild the factory. The Balls began acquiring smaller companies, and mass producing and distributing jars across the country. They quickly became the leaders in the industry.

If you are ever in Delaware County, Indiana, there are some Ball and glassworks-related attractions to see:. Alexander H. The Economy jars were among the first wide-mouth jars, and thus, were easy to fill. They also incorporated aspects from two patents held by another inventor, Julius Landsberger: a metal lid with a permanently attached gasket.

This made the lids easy to use and inexpensive. Kerr later invented a smaller, flat metal disk with the same permanent composition gasket. The lid sealed on the top of a mason jar; a threaded metal ring held the lid down during the hot water processing. This allowed re-use of old canning jars together with inexpensive and easy to use disposable lids. The jar we know today was born!

This two-part lid system transformed home canning safety and is still in use today. Ball Corporation no longer sells home canning products. Ball spun off that part of their business in as Alltrista Corporation which is now Jarden Corp. Since They also make Kerr, Bernardin and Golden Harvest canning jars. And later the Jarden brand, which was then Kerr economy jar by Newell. And for easy, step-by-step illustrated canning directions, from applesauce to pickles to jams, !

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If you are looking Kerr economy jar Replacement parts rubber rings and wires for old Canning Jars, ! You can find jars, lids and other supplies on the following s:. 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 Ask them why, maybe they will restore it!

There was a man, Jeff Harper, in Houston, TX, who unfortunately died inwho had a massive 3, jar collection of Ball jars, with no two are alike. The collection was said to be the largest anywhere. Ball doesn't, but some others now do. However, home canning experts do not recommend that you use them. The modern flat lid and metal ring is superior in reliability and safety. If you insist in using the rubber ring system, do not use old rubber rings: they have aged and will probably not seal effectively, especially on an older jar. You can get new rubber canning rings quite inexpensively here:.

Age - Generally the older the jar is, the greater is value. Look for s of older age, such as: Pontil marks a lump of glass - see photo at right, where the glass blower attached to the molten glass and indented rings found in the bottom of the jar. These are usually be found on jars made before Seams along the entire sidefrom bottom to top, mean the jar was made by a machine, probably after Condition - Chips and cracks reduce the value ificantly.

A jar in pristine confition that still has its original lid will be worth much more. Embossing - Many canning jars were embossed with the Mason patent date, November 30, Unusuall embossing des and misspellings add to the value. Closures - The common ring and lid used today wasn't always the standard. Rubber Kerr economy jar and wire clamps were once common. If the original closure ispresent, it will add to the value. Chambers Pittsburgh, Pa; Stark lid and jar. See the Hoosier Jar Color. This can help you identify the jar you have more accurately.

Size - Most are quart or smaller, but larger canning jars can fetch higher prices at auctions and can be used in making light fixtures and art pieces. The value of antique Ball, Mason and Kerr canning jars varies greatly. Ebay is one of the most common ways to sell jars for their value. Of course many people look at yard sales, garage sales, "car boot sales", flea markets and the like to find good values on cllectable jars, but those are poor places to sell your jars for their potential value. It will take patience and work to sell the jars for their best value; this is a niche market.

If you need new canning jars delivered to your doorstep, see below for any size you need. Click on the links below. For more information, and NO obligation to buy, just click on the links in the boxes on the left! For inquiries specifically related to old or antique Ball jars, you can try ing [ protected] or write to:. They may be able to address questions you may have about old home canning jars but not home canning.

But maybe not! Minnetrista's web site used to have has some information about the Ball family there. Unfortunately they've removed it and there's nothing about canning there, their website now just says "Minnetrista is your year-round gathering place.

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Built on the unique legacy of the Ball family and company, Minnetrista works to nurture a thriving community that takes pride in its accomplishments and strives for a brighter future. I cannot understand why they have taken down the s about canning jars when those are central to their history! In the past, they had the jar collection on-line and had about 1, records concerning the Ball family and Ball products. But that, too, seems to have been removed. The Presto Pressure canners are out of stock, but Tfal's are available!

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Above is the version of the Ball Blue Book. Then learn to can and freeze!

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Toggle. Corn a. Primitive Canning Napoleon is often credited with the invention of modern canning: in the French military offered a cash prize of 12, francs for a new method to preserve food. Kerr also made the first wide-mouth jars, which Ball was quick to duplicate.

You can find jars, lids and other supplies on the following s: Canning Lids and Rings, Canning jars, Pickling Kerr economy jar, equipment, crocks and additives Replacement Parts for Canning equipment Reusable canning lids without BPA Dating Old Ball Canning Jars There are no dates of manufacture on canning jars, any dates on them refer to patents which are unrelated. You can find additional information about jar collecting from these sources: Alice M.

The Fruit Jar Works. Volumes I and II. Leybourne, publisher. Reprint of original edition. Not a price guide. Write to: P. BoxNorth Muskegon, MI Also called Redbook 9. Copyright A price guide. Schroeder : One Thousand Fruit Jars Paperback This book is probably the best selling jar and bottle book ever published. It shows an illustration of each embossing on the front of the jar.

Each jar has such information as size, color, closure and value. Julian Harrison Toulouse: Fruit Jars: A Collectors' Manual [Paperback] First published inreprinted init is available for a new generation of bottle collectors. Fruit Jars details the types of containers used for canning fruit, lists jars alphabetically with markings found on the jars and denotes embossing, color, shape, closure and base markings.

It also includes a listing of fruit jar manufacturers as well as a chronological listing of dated jars, line drawings, and makers' marks.

Kerr economy jar

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