Dating vintage ball mason jars

Published: 04.05.2018

How to Date a Ball Jar. It may have a date.

I purchased wide mouth quart jars 12 in the box, 7 only wide mouth the other 5 were regular. The markings on the base identified that particular mold. September 11, at 9:

Jeremiah, most jars bearing the BALL brand name are not handblown — they are machine-made either on semi-automatic machines — from the s — or fully-automatic, early s. I will edit my text shortly to help reduce confusion on the exact wording on those later colored jars. How can I tell its worth? December 16, at

Perhaps someone can elaborate more on the Roman numerals on those jars. Julie A Grames says: Look for Christmas lettering. Rather, the mold number tells you where the jar was positioned on the glass-making machine that was used to produce it. October 7, at 6: In the s and early s, Ball produced ounce 1.

Ball Mason Jars

All websites talk about number embossing to determine batch or manufacturer location. Keegan, Ball Brothers Glass Company made a wide variety of containers besides their better-known fruit jars. Direct and to the point. I have some mason jars with no marking at all along the side, but it says ball on the bottom. This indicates a date range between and today. November 26, at 7:

    1. Kevin_Black - 14.05.2018 in 02:37

      AH Angelia Harris Sep 2,

      James_LeBron - 15.05.2018 in 00:06

      The company started making mason jars back in , and many people today still use these for canning, or collect the jars as a hobby.

      Mark_Nilsson - 20.05.2018 in 09:09

      Not Helpful 4 Helpful 9.

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