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Canning jar

Object Number: 
2002.1.3457
Date: 
1880-1910
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
9 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. diameter
Description: 
A quart size Mason jar in an unusual color-amber. The jar is embossed on the front "The/ Mason's/ Improved", the "improved" referred to a new method of closure that used a metal ring instead of a wire bail to seal a glass lid. It was notoriously unreliable and only manufactured for a brief period.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group