Dating vintage canning jars

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The E-Z Seal is a lightening jar, a design which has a distinctive glass bubble lid or stopper clamped to the jar with a wire bail. The absence of a mold seam on the lip indicates the jar was finished by hand.

The wire is permanently affixed to the neck of the jar and the bail swings up “quick as lightening” to hold the lid, hence the name. Workers would have hand-tooled the lip into shape after the lower part of the jar was blown into the mold.

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The Ball Perfect Mason was a brand of glass fruit jar (canning jar) made by the Ball Bros. Glass jars with this embossed marking probably constitute the most popular jar for home canning ever produced in the United States.

Once a common, inexpensive, household item, some old canning jars now come with a healthy price tag.

With plenty of reproductions and just plain fakes on the market, collectors must pay attention to the details to get the best picks.

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