They are even making a new version of vintage blue canning jars…
While canning jars have been around for a long time, it wasn’t until 1858 that the screw-on lid was created.
Second from left is a glass top Ball Ideal half gallon with Pat. The half pint jar Ball Ideal seems to be the most valuable with a listing of -100, if it is the same variant which is listed in the Red Book #9.
The others are fairly common and are only worth a few dollars apiece. Robert Hi Robert, I'm not sure what criteria you're using to determine "glass top jars came first", but John Mason patented the screw-thread closure on Nov.30,1858.
But not all can be found with a full-wire bail closure, a patented circular dimpled boss, and both shoulder seal and bead seal mason closures.
The company, which had been founded by Henry Schram in 1904, was first known as the Schram Automatic Sealer Company, after its patented jar of the same name that used a side-sealing metal lid.
I do not know what these are worth are the size of each jar. Ok well my dad came in and said that the smallest one was a half pint and the other three are pints.
They all have glass lids, the half pint says Ball Ideal, # 5 on bottom, 2nd jar from left says Ball Sure Seal, # 2 on bottom, third jar from left says Ball Ideal with pat. fourth jar from left is a slightly different color, says Ball Ideal, with pat. Robert Barqs19 Here are the other jars, left to right is a half gallon screw top Ball Mason, #5 on bottom. Ball Ideal with pat date of July 14, 1908 on front, # 9 on bottom. "Atlas E-Z Seal" bottom says Atlas E-Z Seal Trade Mark Reg. One of the problems with trying to determine value to your jars is that fact that there are so many different variants to the Ball jars. Without having the jar in hand it is hard to ascertain which variant you have.
For centuries, rural farmers and the poor struggled to find ways to preserve food for the winter.
Soldiers, too, were often left on the battlefields without proper nourishment due to the lack of food-storage solutions.