Object ID 000517
Object Name Mason jar with shoe buttons
Object Desc Clear mason jar with lid. No jar manufacturing name on it or descriptive markings/words. Jar contains large quantity of shoe buttons.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000492a-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 mason jars,buttons,glassware,shoes,jars,footwear,
Title Mason jar with shoe buttons
Description Clear glass jar with glass lid and metal pieces to hold lid onto jar. Jar has no markings or labels of any kind. Manufacturer unknown. Jar contains a large amount of shoe buttons.
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Details Mason jar is a molded glass jar used in canning to preserve food.The Mason jar was invented and patented in 1858 by Philadelphia tinsmith John Landis Mason. The earliest glass jars were called wax sealers, because they used sealing wax, which was poured into a channel around the lip that held on a tin lid. This process was complicated and error-prone, but was largely the only one available for a long time, and widely used even into the early 1900s.
Date MAR 8,2013
Assessor Katie Wells
Notes metal handles rusty. jar dusty. finger print smudge. On the seam to large markings(not a scratch persay, but are a differnt texture than the rest of the glass) coverge into one. looks like a wish bone.