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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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Shoes


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Augusta Hart Shoestore Exhibit

Object Date

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.


Approx Collection Date

Height 7.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 3.5

Circumference 12.5

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.

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Image Caption CMY492a-b



Date MAR 8,2013

Summary good

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.