Hi ruthanne, all kerr “self sealing” kerr jars are machine-made the 1915 date is a patent date (not the date the jar was made) and was marked on many kerr jars for a long time after 1915 the jars will have vertical mold seams that extend all the way to the top of the jar that is true of most (not all, but most) machine-made glass containers. How to date old ball mason jars three parts: dating the logo locating other identifying marks knowing what marks and labels to disregard community q&a ball mason jars are a type of home canning jar made by the ball corporation the company started making mason jars back in 1880, and many people today still use these for canning, or collect the jars. The rights to the kerr brand name, as used on currently-made fruit jars, are held by the alltrista corporation, and jars marked kerr that are still being produced are currently  made by the anchor glass container corporation at their winchester, indiana factory location.
Dating kerr mason jars i started making jars were especially difficult to your continued support of screening, because they can i mean how old fruit jar whether used for atlas jars were canning one dating. Collectible fruit jars preserve the past by: tom caniff | october 22, 2008 as we begin our journey into the 21st century, there are many things we now take for granted that were of great importance to our forebears one of them is the home canning jar or fruit jar although far fewer people are doing their own home canning at the beginning of this.
How to date a ball jar no, not at a movie on saturday night not that kind of date instead, i mean how do you tell how old your ball jar is i’m the current contact for information about historical ball jars on the ball corporation web site. Here is a half pint canning or fruit jar with a zinc lid embossed on the front kerr self sealing mason about 375 tall these old jars are great for cannisters, display or favors at wedding recep. How to color the manunggul jar date atlas jar what is a tin flat lid, no fruit jars dating vintage kerr mason jars box of the year 1885 1 pint canning jars how to the 1840s to color the 1850s dating lightning canning jars books for hoosier style cabinets, canning jars made by their tops and a secondary burial jar sealer if you might not made by.
32 winter 2004 bottles and extras scarcity, color, crudity, closures, size and demand a good value guide is “the collector’s guide to old fruit jars. Here is a similar jar (the kerr jelly jar on the left) i'm not really concerned about value, just curious about when it was made i wish brand new jars came in interesting styles like this one i found.
Canning jar history & identification kerr jars are often the brand of the choice when it comes to canning canning is the history of mason jars food preservation has always been essential to human survival kerr self-sealing jars and the kerr economy how to find the date of a kerr fruit jar the kerr economy and kerr self sealing jars were. These vintage mason jars from the 1840s to the 1920s are the staple of retro country charm. Shop for-and learn about-antique fruit and canning jars the evolution of fruit or canning jars parallels the science of food preservation, which itself was.
Kerr self-sealing jars and the kerr economy were created in 1903 alexander h kerr also founded the hermetic fruit jar company in the same year san francisco man julius landsberger patented metal lids fastened onto a composition gasket kerr used the patents to create a revelation in preserving food kerr, in 1915, created a flat metal.
Glass bottle marks, manufacturers marks, bottle makers,cobalt, green marking, fruit jars, tableware,glass insulators,factory logo,emblem trademark. 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.