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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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Glassware

Source CMY131

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

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.


Approx Collection Date

Height 9.5

Length 0

Width 4.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.

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Image Caption CMY000131



Date FEB 6,2013

Summary Good

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.