History of the Home Canning Jar and Collecting Antique Mason, Ball and Kerr Jars

Email K Shares Do you wish that your life would just slow down a little bit? Here are 14 actionable steps towards simpler living that you can start right now. It took a few more hardships and moving out into the middle of nowhere for me to really figure it out. Now I look at my days with a sense of accomplishment, but also with a sense of peace. In it, you will find 79 pages of daily challenges, info and advice, and printable worksheets and checklists to keep you on track along your journey. Create a morning routine. Without a calm morning routine, our day will feel hectic and chaotic. This is the chance we have to set the mood for the rest of the day. I start my morning by waking up with the baby about an hour or 2 before the rest of the family. Baby will watch me as I pick up the kitchen and house and begin preparing the meals for the day.

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In December , a person posting from Italy inquired in Usenet about a bottle spell that was found in a recently vacated apartment: Hi, I’m ignorant concerning jinxes and other types of spells. So i describe you what happened to me.

Get a small jar of sweetener. This can be honey, Karo Syrup, Crystal Syrup, Dixie Syrup, home-made brown sugar syrup, Log Cabin Syrup, Vermont maple syrup, Bre’r Rabbit Blackstrap Molasses, jam, jelly, or whatever you desire or have on hand — as long as it is in a container with a metal lid.

Co of New Jersey Patented July 16 The familiar term Mason Jar came after its inventor, Mr. Mason, who, at age 26, was a tinsmith in New York City. He perfected a machine that could cut threads into lids, which ushered in the ability of manufacturing a jar with a reusable, screw-on, lid. These jars freed farm families from having to rely on pickle barrels, root cellars, and smoke houses to get through the winter.

For urban families, Mason Jars allowed excess fruits and vegetables to be preserved for use later. These are very rare. These jars carry the familiar embossing “Mason’s Patent Nov. This date refers to the original patent date, not the actual date of manufacture.

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Please read the Important Information for Buyers section on the main “Bottles For Sale” page for complete buyer information. All are approximately 8″ tall, smooth base with the embossing S. These sauce bottles were acquired to illustrate the food bottles section of my Historic Bottle Website. Here is a portion of the write-up from that website which more fully describes these:

Test of Fed Circ Decision in Converse v ITC. I spoke about this decision at the John Marshall Law Conference last week. I think the bit about comparing defendant’s product to plaintiff’s mark, on page 24, seems like a mistake.

There are many variations of Amish churches, somewhat like the Baptist or Methodist denominations. Some are more permissive than others. In reference to the Ohio Amish groups, the most conservative group is the Swartzentruber Amish. Muddy driveways are common since gravel is not allowed. Farming is done without even the most modern of horse-drawn equipment technology of 50 or 60 years ago. On the other end of the spectrum, the Beachy Amish allow members to have electric, drive cars and tractors and have telephones in the house.

They pick and choose the types of technology that will serve the community, but not destroy it. Not all Mennonites are the same Amish and Mennonites and Brethren, Apostolics and Hutterites , come from the same branch of Anabaptist Christian faith. Note that this is not anti-baptism. There are all varieties of Mennonites and most of them are more liberal than the Amish. Some Mennonites wear plain dress and a prayer covering, some do not.

Amish and Mennonites get along just fine People are people and not everyone gets along with each other on a personal level. But as a community, the different Orders of Amish or Mennonites get along with each other.

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The eternally cheerful and supremely confident preserving wiz Susan Baker, Warhol-style. The booklet price is listed as fifty cents at this time. She does have her suspicions as to why, though. Anything that could be saved for later, was — even pickled eggs, which sound kind of revolting now — were quite popular for a number of decades, as anyone who watches Boardwalk Empire would have observed. I can say as far as our family, it certainly was not done for any sense of accomplishment or sheer joy as the alternatives suggested.

Also — thrift, or even the exhibition of it — through perceived activities such as home arts in the culinary manner, was seen as virtuous.

Dating Old Canning Jars. I have a lot of old, vintage canning jars. I love the history they carry as well as their charm and character. While it is okay to use them for storage or even as a refrigerator container, you should never process old jars in a canner.

Many of us remember our mother or grandmother canning vegetables and fruits from the garden and others love the quaint look of flowers in a blue Mason jar. Whether used for canning or decor, the Mason jar has an interesting story to tell. Here are 8 things you really do want to know about this simple, yet magnificent, American invention. He invented a machine that could cut screw threads in the lip of a glass jar.

This was a major breakthrough because it meant summer vegetables and fruits could be preserved for the winter months. When you refer to a Mason jar, you are talking about a type of jar with screw threads at the mouth. There were once many different manufacturers of this patented design. Ball Mason jars can be roughly dated using their logo. The two Ball jars are the right are dated by the lettering and underscore marking.

These jars do not have a screw threads and therefore are not Mason jars. Although I have not come across them, Mason jars come in many different hues — green, pink, red, amber, yellow, cobalt blue, black and milk glass. Some of these colors are very rare and quite valuable. This means that any authentic blue Ball Mason jar is at least 77 years old.

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Each aspect of the bottle’s design, age and character must be taken into consideration when determining its value. Bottle Design A bottle that has a beautiful, interesting or significant design will generally be more valuable than one that is plain. A bottle that is embossed with the manufacturer’s name, location, or other information about where the bottle came from is of more interest to collectors than one that does not. Loveliness Some people call it appeal.

Whatever you call it, people are drawn to pretty things.

Note: There are a few machine-made bottle types (milk, shoe polish and small ink bottles) or post-production processes (fire polishing) which exhibit mold seams in the finish/upper neck that deviate from the descriptions in points #1 and/or #3 above; these bottles .

View List Directions Special equipment: Bring the water to a simmer and place the jars and the center lids in the water. Keep the water on a low simmer until ready to jar the jelly. In a large saucepan, combine the apple juice, cinnamon candies, and fruit pectin. Bring to a full boil over high heat, stirring constantly until the jelly begins to thicken, about 5 minutes. Stir in the sugar and bring back to a boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and skim off any foam.

Remove the jars from the simmering water using the canning tongs and dry them off using a clean towel. Wipe the rim of the jar with a clean, wet cloth to remove any residue or stickiness. Remove the center lid from the water using the magnetic lid holder and place the lid on top of the jar.

Value of Old Canning Jars

Our homemade Egg McMuffin improves upon the original in every way. But there was a time when fast food breakfast wasn’t just unavailable after 10 a. Even McDonald’s owner Ray Kroc was skeptical of the concept. Here’s what he had to say in his autobiography, Grinding It Out , about when a local franchise owner tried to convince him that a breakfast sandwich was a good idea. He didn’t want me to reject it out of hand, which I might have done, because it was a crazy idea—a breakfast sandwich.

It consisted of an egg that had been formed in a Teflon circle, with the yolk broken, and was dressed with a slice of cheese and a slice of grilled Canadian bacon.

FOODS & CANNING JARS. Listed prices do not include shipping & insurance. Please read the Important Information for Buyers section on the main “Bottles For Sale” page for complete buyer information.. SWIRLED PEPPER SAUCES – I can’t think of any other bottles that are more beautiful for the price than these spiral/swirled body peppersauce bottles! This set of three includes a vibrant emerald.

And if you bring home some fruit or vegetables and want to can, freeze, make jam, salsa or pickles, see this page for simple, reliable, illustrated canning, freezing or preserving directions. There are plenty of other related resources, click on the resources dropdown above. If you have questions or feedback, please let me know! Primitive Canning Napolean is often credited with the invention of modern canning: Nicolas Appert suggested canning and the process was first proven in Until , canning jars used a glass jar, a tin flat lid, and sealing wax, which was not reusable and messy!

Mason, invented the mason jar. He invented a machine that could cut threads into lids, which made it practical to manufacture a jar with a reusable, screw-on, lid. The rubber created the seal, and the threaded lid maintained it.

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