I did a little shopping this weekend at my favorite antique and “junk ‘in” spots! I found some really cool old Ball jars. They are quart sized and have sloped shoulders. Some of the glass is wavy and many have bubbles. I’ve never seen any quite like this before, so I brought them home. After doing some research online, I found that these are probably one of the earlier sets of Ball jars to be manufactured. Would you like to know how old your vintage mason jar is?
VINTAGE ball JAR CHART
dating fruit jars
about my vintage ball jars
So, I’m pretty confident that these jars do date c1896 – 1910, which makes sense because one thing that drew me to them were the awesome bubbles and waves in the glass. And, each jar is slightly unique in placement of the raised lettering – which would indicate that they are not machine made. All of the jars I found have zinc lids with the milk glass inside. Some of the zinc lids have Ball embossed on them, but others are just plain.
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