Object ID 000516
Object Name Shoe parts in Ball Ideal jar
Object Desc Clear mason jar made by Ball. Jar contains several small black fasteners or clips used in shoe manufacture. Marked "pat'd July 14, 1908."
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000491a-b
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Augusta Hart Shoestore Exhibit
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords shoes,footwear,Ball Brothers Glass Mfg. Co.,glassware,jars,
Title Shoe parts in Ball Jar
Description Clear glass mason jar with glass lid and metal piece to hold lid in place. Jar is marked Ball Ideal and pat'd July 14, 1908. Jar contains several small black fasteners used in shoe manufacture.
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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;The most common U.S. brands of Mason jars are Ball and Kerr. Both are now part of the Jarden corporation based in New York. The Ball brothers were five American industrialists and philanthropists, responsible for founding the Ball Corporation, first went into business together in 1880. he first factory to produce canning jars, known sometimes as "Ball jars" due to their prolific manufacture and use, was opened in 1888. the brothers Lucius Lorenzo, William Charles, Edmund Burke, Frank Clayton, and George Alexander Ball.
Date MAR 8,2013
Assessor Katie Wells
Notes metal handle fairly rusty. next to the word Ball on the right there is a rather large rust stain around 2.5 wide irregularrly shaped.. as well on the back there are various smudges also to the right of Ball.