Molded glass, wax or plastic, metal
Overall: 7 in. × 3 7/8 in. (17.8 × 9.8 cm)
“Ball Perfect Mason” embossed on jar front; “1” embossed on bottom
Canning or food storage jar.
“Mason Jars” are a generic term for utilitarian glass food storage jars. Philadelphia tinsmith John Landis Mason patented one of the first threaded jars or bottles with a screw-type lid in 1858. Thereafter, numerous variations of durable glass food storage jars were produced by glass manufacturers across the United States, and referred to as “Mason” jars.
Gift of Jim Picinich
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