Object ID 000207
Object Name Ball Perfect Mason jar
Object Desc Ball Perfect Mason jar. Aqua blue glass, round base. Grooved lid area for screw on lid.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000131
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Ball Brothers Glass Mfg. Co.,canning,jars,
Title Ball Perfect Mason jar
Description Glass Mason Jar. It says Ball PERFECT MASON on the front and has a 5 on the bottom of the jar.Most antique jars that are not colorless are a shade of aqua known as "Ball blue," named for the prevalent jar maker.A Mason jar is a molded glass jar used in canning to preserve food.
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Ball Brothers Company
Maker Details The Mason jar was invented and patented in 1858 by Philadelphia tinsmith John Landis Mason. Among other common names for them are Ball jars, after Ball Corporation, an early and prolific manufacturer of the jars.
Date FEB 6,2013
Assessor Katie Wells
Notes Some bubbles in the glass. the glass has a lot of spots. On the end of Mason there are scratches near the letteras well as on perfect. and the two LL in ball. a few small scratches and a medium size crack in the back of the glass. smudges on the bottom.