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The Collector's Ultimate Guide to Canning Jars
Hazel-Atlas Glass CompanyGLASS BOTTLE MARKS
These humble glass pieces were designed for putting up fruits and vegetables in the days before refrigeration. Here are some of the most valuable finds from the s to the s, when hundreds of companies were vying for a spot on America's shelves:. This unmarked, mid- s model featured cork, which did little to preserve its contents. The unique topper makes it of note today. Issued only from to , this jar could double as a dispenser for a coffee grinder. The short production window gives it considerable cache. The amber hue is more than just decorative.
Hazel-Atlas Glass Company (1902-1964)
Old canning jars are popular among collectors for their lovely colors, interesting shapes and the nostalgic memories they evoke. Many of us remember our mother, grandmother or favorite aunt displaying a hand-picked bouquet of wildflowers in a pretty blue-green quart jar. Once a common, inexpensive, household item, some old canning jars now come with a healthy price tag. With plenty of reproductions and just plain fakes on the market, collectors must pay attention to the details to get the best picks. Look for jars embossed with the Atlas name in raised lettering.
Kerr self-sealing jars and the Kerr Economy were created in Alexander H. Kerr also founded the Hermetic Fruit Jar Company in the same year.