The evolution of fruit or canning jars parallels the science of food preservation, which itself was an attempt to address a critical need.For centuries, rural farmers and the poor struggled to find ways to preserve food for the winter.If you spend any time at all on Pinterest, you will know that all you need to have a perfect home is burlap, chevron, and Mason jars.

I’m the current contact for information about historical Ball jars on the Ball Corporation web site.

One of the most common emails I receive comes with a description of a jar—e.g., Blue pint Perfect Mason with the number 5 on the bottom—and the question, “How old is my jar?

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Subscribe Email | RSS | E-Newsletters No, not at a movie on Saturday night. Instead, I mean how do you tell how old your Ball jar is?

Nicholas Appert was up to Napoleon’s challenge—though his invention was a far cry from the Mason fruit jar that came later.

Appert devised a means to hermetically seal jars, which are just bottles with wider mouths. Interestingly, the heat killed the bacteria in the food product, but at the time people did not know that bacteria was the cause of spoilage.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.Begin van een dialoogscherm, inclusief navigatie met tabs om een account aan te maken of op een bestaand account aan te melden.Zowel registratie als aanmelding ondersteunen het gebruik van Google en Facebook accounts. While Appert’s invention marked progress, it did not help home canners—the process was extremely expensive and difficult.