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c. 1910

a dynamic duo!

This petite pint & turquoise blue quart make the "ideal" addition to a curated & creative home!

incredibly versatile: repurpose them to shelter childhood seashell collections, dog treats, art crafts & sewing supplies!


C O N D I T I O N

each jar is flawless and will arrive to you complete with a lovely bright orange rubber seal, hermetic wire closure, and brand appropriate convex glass lid.

both jars have a zinc metal wire bail closure that is rust-free and in perfect condition.

these canning jars are commonly dubbed "lightning jars", for the hermetic lever mechanism that allows you to open and close the jar with lightning-speed --at least by early 20th century standards!



D E T A I L S


the small hazel-atlas crystal quart jar has the number 8 on its base, and is embossed
along the collar with "BAIL HERE". This jar sparkles in the light, due to the slightly uneven pressure on the molten glass, while it was in the process of solidifying (& meanwhile was passing through the embossing machine)
a prominent letter "A" is stamped on the domed glass lid of this jar


the large blue jar has a number 2 on the base
It is strongly embossed in raised letters with: "Ball IDEAL"
this bright blue jar is especially beautiful, because it is so unusual: normally, below the "IDEAL" stamp are the words, "PAT'D JULY 14 1908." ; but this jar somehow escaped getting branded altogether!




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these charming jars always remind me of one of my favorite books from childhood,
"Blueberries for Sal" by Robert McCloskey.

in the story, little Sal and her mommy go blueberry picking so they can preserve the berries and make enough blueberry jam to last their family through the winter months..

If you look at the illustrations, you'll see these same jars awaiting Mom, little Sal & their blueberry harvest, on the kitchen table!


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E N D N O T E S

these make such lovely accents for any welcoming celebration, and are wonderful conversation starters.

so photogenic: use these containers for storing dry goods in the pantry and for creatively organizing vanity accessories (q-tips, cotton balls, etc.)

**these jars are from my own carefully curated collection and are truly gorgeous heirlooms from American history.

Antique Ball Blue IDEAL & ATLAS Mason Canning Jars With Convex Glass Lids


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1910s
  • Materials: Blue Glass, Aqua Glass, Zinc, Metal, Convex Glass
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 338 reviews
  • Favorited by: 3 people