Dating atlas fruit jars
Beginning of a dialog window, including tabbed navigation to register an account or sign in to an existing account.Both registration and sign in support using Google and Facebook accounts. By 1886, the company expanded into a new plant facility in Washington, Pennsylvania where it manufactured it's only product--Mason Jar Liners eventually adding opal ointment jars and salve boxes but with advancements in glass manufacturing, methods and the introduction of glass food packaging to the country, Hazel Glass started to grow.To replace cork caps which were expensive and allow for wider openings in container designs, a third brother opened Wheeling Metal Plant to produce zinc caps for mason jars.These jars carry the familiar embossing "Mason's Patent Nov. This date refers to the original patent date, not the actual date of manufacture.Jars carrying this embossing, often with other monograms, numbers, letters, etc., were widely produced until about 1920. The identities of many actual manufacturers are unknown. The Hazel Company continued to manufacture items from opal glass and began expanding its commercial bottle and jar lines. Hazel Glass first made the glass inserts that fit inside the zinc lid closures for bottles. With expansion came more plants, innovation in glass production and machinery plus the formation of a new company by Hazel Glass to meet its fruit jar production needs, Atlas Glass.
Luckily, there are some tips and tricks you can use to determine an approximate age for your jar.
First check the logo, which changed fairly frequently until about 1962.
The earliest logo was the intertwined BBGMC—Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company—used on jars made in Buffalo, New York.
A rubber ring tucked inside the lid created the seal necessary to preserve the contents.
The invention gave homemakers a new means of preserving food for their households, in addition to smoking, salting, drying, and pickling.