Just think; Ball Mason Jars used by mother, and daughter; to me that is a treasure in itself. If the jar seal is properly formed, internal vacuum will keep the lid tightly on the jar. No 'true' canner should be with out this set of tools!!! Plus they come in a bright green you'll love. From 1857, when it was first patented, to the present, Mason jars have had hundreds of variations in shape and cap design. Digital Timer with battery accurately counts down processing times.
Hope this info is mostly informative! After it was discovered that Mason's patent had expired, many other manufacturers produced glass jars for home canning using the Mason-style jar. Cover meat with boiling broth or water, leaving 1-inch headspace. Checking from the chart you listed, it looks like it may be from the 1923-33 range. Cut into serving size pieces. Works on gas, electric, and smooth-top ranges. Wire bail jars started going into production in the 1880s, and the tech was predominantly used with beer and liquor bottles.
In 1882, Henry William Putnam of Bennington, Vermont, invented a fruit jar that used a glass lid and a metal clamp to hold the lid in place. I am just a curious collector. Pint, quart, or even gallon size canning jars have found their way into our homes and serve more purposes than just food preservation these days. Do not pack food tightly. Among the most common U. Some of the bottles and jars are as old as 1792.
Broccoli - The heat and amount of processing time will turn the broccoli to mush. Is there a site that helps us determine age of these brand jars, if anyone knows or is interested in jars e-mail me at I just found a bunch of old clamp down jars in my basement from one of the previous owners. I also have some 2qt Ball jars with circles on the bottom and a it y circle with an A off set. I can, preserve and bottle nearly every weekend. Leave them in the water until you are ready to use them. Made of durable heavy-gauge aluminum for long life and fast, even heating.
This site has a ton of information on glass and jar identification and markings. There are several on this eBay site: Hello, I found the website below just before I found yours. The court's decision allowed other manufacturers to patent, produce, and sell glass jars for canning. Kitchen tongs provide safe handling of hot foods. The canning funnel assures easy and neat filling of regular or wide-mouth canning jars.
They function, but kinda scary when the metal on your canner begins to bulge. Disclaimer: All content provided on An Oregon Cottage is for informational purposes only. The bands and lids usually come with new jars, but they are also sold separately. Bring to boil and vent a steady stream of steam for 10 minutes. From Fruit Jars to Satellites: The Story of Ball Brothers Company, Incorporated. These include: A those using a zinc cap and a rubber jar ring, and B those using a glass lid, wire bail, and rubber sealing ring.
Mason jars are also called Ball jars, in reference to the , an early and prolific manufacturer of glass canning jars; fruit jars for a common content; and glass canning jars a generic term reflecting their material and purpose. The boiled food is then packed into cans. Ball Corporation: The First Century. Processing time is the same at all altitudes. No more burned fingers from removing jars from canner. The jar lid had a rubber or rubber-like sealing surface and was held in place by a separate metal band.
Putnam modified de Quillfeldt's design so that the lid was secured by centering the wire bail between two raised dots or in a groove along the lid's center. Hot Pack—Precook meat until rare by broiling, boiling, or frying. It is an amazing thing to think of all the use those jars had and the things those women put up back in 1922. There are no rules for what jar you can can in. Your guess is as good as mine. They quickly became the leaders in the industry. The Timer - not usable at all.