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RARE PRESTO Canning Jar w Glass Lid & Wire Closure, Food Storage, Fruit Bottle, Lightning Jars, Henry William Putnam, Antique, Collectible

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This listing is for a Presto Lightning Jar. It measures over 7.5 inches tall with lid and 3.5 inches squared. Yes this bottle is square. This is perfect for bottle collectors. It is rare, read about them below. It has rust on it from the metal and the metal is rusted a bit but good antique condition for it's age. thanks for looking please read after History my Policies. thanks

HISTORY
Primitive Canning

Napolean is often credited with the invention of modern canning: in 1795 the French military offered a cash prize of 12,000 francs for a new method to preserve food. Nicolas Appert suggested canning and the process was first proven in 1806. Until 1858, canning jars used a glass jar, a tin flat lid, and sealing wax, which was not reusable and messy!
Mason Jars

But in 1858, an inventor and tin smith from New York City, John L. Mason, invented the mason jar. He invented a machine that could cut threads into lids, which made it practical to manufacture a jar with a reusable, screw-on, lid. This was the difference between his design and predecessors, the sealing mechanism: a glass container with a thread molded into its top and a zinc lid with a rubber ring. The rubber created the seal, and the threaded lid maintained it. The jar included his patent: "Mason’s Patent November 30th. 1858."

The ease of use and affordability of Mason jars helped home canning spread across the nation, not only among farmers, homesteaders and settlers, but also urban families, who began family traditions of canning sauces, pickles, relishes, fruit and tomatoes. Sadly, Mason sold off his rights to the jar to several different people and died a relatively poor man around 1900.
Clamped Glass-Lid Jars (Lightning Jars)

In 1882, Henry William Putnam of Bennington, Vermont, invented a fruit jar that used a glass lid and a metal clamp to hold the lid in place. These "Lightning jars" became popular because no metal (which could rust, breaking the seal or contaminating the food) contacted the food and the metal clamps made the lids themselves easier to seal and remove (hence the "Lightning" name) . There were many similar glass lid and wire-clamp jars produced for home canning all the way into the 1960s. Many can still be seen in garage sales, flea markets and on specialty food jars today.
Atlas Jars

The Atlas E-Z Seal is a type the Lightning jar. The difference is a raised lip to help keep the jar from cracking. This was called the "Strong Shoulder" and was similar to the mason jar. The cracking was a common problem with shoulder seal jars. Hazel-Atlas Glass Company were in business from the late 1800s until 1964.
Ball Jars

Meanwhile, in Buffalo, NY, William Charles Ball and his brothers (Lucius, Lorenzo, Frank C., Edmund Burke, and George Alexander) were in the business of manufacturing wood-jacketed tin cans for the storage of oil, lard and paints. In 1883, the Ball's changed from tin to glass containers and then, in 1886, to glass fruit jars. They moved their operations to Muncie, Indiana, after a fire at their Buffalo factory. Muncie (where a supply of natural gas had been discovered) was chosen because the city was offering free gas and land to rebuild the factory.

The Balls began acquiring smaller companies, and mass producing and distributing jars across the country. They quickly became the leaders in the industry.
Kerr Jars

Alexander H. Kerr founded the Hermetic Fruit Jar Company in 1903 and among the first commercial; products were the Economy and Self Sealing jars. The Economy jars were among the first wide-mouth jars, and thus, were easy to fill. They also incorporated aspects from two 1903 patents held by another inventor, Julius Landsberger: a metal lid with a permanently attached gasket. This made the lids easy to use and inexpensive.

Mr. Kerr later (1915) invented a smaller, flat metal disk with the same permanent composition gasket. The lid sealed on the top of a mason jar; a threaded metal ring held the lid down during the hot water processing. This allowed re-use of old canning jars together with inexpensive and easy to use disposable lids. The jar we know today was born! This two-part lid system transformed home canning safety and is still in use today.

Kerr also made the first wide-mouth jars, which Ball was quick to duplicate.
Today

The Ball Corporation owned and operated many other plants located in other cities including El Monte, California, Mundelein, Illinois, Asheville, North Carolina. Ball Corporation no longer sells home canning products. Ball spun off that part of their business in 1993 as Alltrista Corporation (which is now Jarden Corp.). Since 1993. the Alltrista Corporation has been manufacturing the Ball glass canning jars. They also make Kerr, Bernardin and Golden Harvest canning jars. Alltrista's home canning product and more information on Ball jars, can be found on their website at homecanning.com.


PLEASE READ POLICIES
Please look at the pictures they show the details, and if you need more please ask. Please keep in mind vintage items are not new. I try very hard to show defects, but I invite buyers to ask questions prior to purchase to be clear on the condition of the item. I am always happy to send additional photos for any clarification. Please remember that glass can break from the cold. Bring your item inside and let come to room temp before unwrapping it. Its fine to open the boxes. Even your hand's touch can break glass in extreme cold temperatures!

Please look at my shop and if you do not like a price on an item, lets talk. please, and Thank you for looking. Also, please look at my reviews, I package things very well so if you are worried about breakage do not be, another reason shipping is a bit more.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me. Customer satisfaction is very important to me and I answer any questions or concerns, in a timely manner. So, if you have any questions about an item, please contact me. I will answer you with pleasure.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS please contact me regarding reducing shipping costs. Please give me the Country you want it sent to and I will give you the accurate shipping cost.

I love to combine shipping for multiple items, please contact me with your zip code for a better shipping rate.

Shipping rates may seem higher than others however they include insurance, tracking, and packaging which includes tape, box, packing materials including bubble wrap and biodegradable shipping peanuts, and sales tax. I try to ship priority mail, however, sometimes there is just not enough money in the shipping costs, if you would like it to be priority mail or anything specific please contact me before you buy and I will change the shipping. It is not my intention to make money off of shipping costs so if it turns out that shipping is off, I will refund the difference to you minus approximately 5 dollars depending on sales tax and how fragile it is and how large and heavy it is. Thank you for understanding.

Thank you for visiting my shop. I have another Etsy shop if you are interested in vintage purses called Designerpurseskathy located at https://www.etsy.com/il-en/shop/Designerpurseskathy?ref=hdr_shop_menu. If you like vintage purses this shop is for you.

PLEASE: Check out my shop coupons, at both shops.

Thank you Kathy


88
This listing is for a Presto Lightning Jar. It measures over 7.5 inches tall with lid and 3.5 inches squared. Yes this bottle is square. This is perfect for bottle collectors. It is rare, read about them below. It has rust on it from the metal and the metal is rusted a bit but good antique condition for it's age. thanks for looking please read after History my Policies. thanks

HISTORY
Primitive Canning

Napolean is often credited with the invention of modern canning: in 1795 the French military offered a cash prize of 12,000 francs for a new method to preserve food. Nicolas Appert suggested canning and the process was first proven in 1806. Until 1858, canning jars used a glass jar, a tin flat lid, and sealing wax, which was not reusable and messy!
Mason Jars

But in 1858, an inventor and tin smith from New York City, John L. Mason, invented the mason jar. He invented a machine that could cut threads into lids, which made it practical to manufacture a jar with a reusable, screw-on, lid. This was the difference between his design and predecessors, the sealing mechanism: a glass container with a thread molded into its top and a zinc lid with a rubber ring. The rubber created the seal, and the threaded lid maintained it. The jar included his patent: "Mason’s Patent November 30th. 1858."

The ease of use and affordability of Mason jars helped home canning spread across the nation, not only among farmers, homesteaders and settlers, but also urban families, who began family traditions of canning sauces, pickles, relishes, fruit and tomatoes. Sadly, Mason sold off his rights to the jar to several different people and died a relatively poor man around 1900.
Clamped Glass-Lid Jars (Lightning Jars)

In 1882, Henry William Putnam of Bennington, Vermont, invented a fruit jar that used a glass lid and a metal clamp to hold the lid in place. These "Lightning jars" became popular because no metal (which could rust, breaking the seal or contaminating the food) contacted the food and the metal clamps made the lids themselves easier to seal and remove (hence the "Lightning" name) . There were many similar glass lid and wire-clamp jars produced for home canning all the way into the 1960s. Many can still be seen in garage sales, flea markets and on specialty food jars today.
Atlas Jars

The Atlas E-Z Seal is a type the Lightning jar. The difference is a raised lip to help keep the jar from cracking. This was called the "Strong Shoulder" and was similar to the mason jar. The cracking was a common problem with shoulder seal jars. Hazel-Atlas Glass Company were in business from the late 1800s until 1964.
Ball Jars

Meanwhile, in Buffalo, NY, William Charles Ball and his brothers (Lucius, Lorenzo, Frank C., Edmund Burke, and George Alexander) were in the business of manufacturing wood-jacketed tin cans for the storage of oil, lard and paints. In 1883, the Ball's changed from tin to glass containers and then, in 1886, to glass fruit jars. They moved their operations to Muncie, Indiana, after a fire at their Buffalo factory. Muncie (where a supply of natural gas had been discovered) was chosen because the city was offering free gas and land to rebuild the factory.

The Balls began acquiring smaller companies, and mass producing and distributing jars across the country. They quickly became the leaders in the industry.
Kerr Jars

Alexander H. Kerr founded the Hermetic Fruit Jar Company in 1903 and among the first commercial; products were the Economy and Self Sealing jars. The Economy jars were among the first wide-mouth jars, and thus, were easy to fill. They also incorporated aspects from two 1903 patents held by another inventor, Julius Landsberger: a metal lid with a permanently attached gasket. This made the lids easy to use and inexpensive.

Mr. Kerr later (1915) invented a smaller, flat metal disk with the same permanent composition gasket. The lid sealed on the top of a mason jar; a threaded metal ring held the lid down during the hot water processing. This allowed re-use of old canning jars together with inexpensive and easy to use disposable lids. The jar we know today was born! This two-part lid system transformed home canning safety and is still in use today.

Kerr also made the first wide-mouth jars, which Ball was quick to duplicate.
Today

The Ball Corporation owned and operated many other plants located in other cities including El Monte, California, Mundelein, Illinois, Asheville, North Carolina. Ball Corporation no longer sells home canning products. Ball spun off that part of their business in 1993 as Alltrista Corporation (which is now Jarden Corp.). Since 1993. the Alltrista Corporation has been manufacturing the Ball glass canning jars. They also make Kerr, Bernardin and Golden Harvest canning jars. Alltrista's home canning product and more information on Ball jars, can be found on their website at homecanning.com.


PLEASE READ POLICIES
Please look at the pictures they show the details, and if you need more please ask. Please keep in mind vintage items are not new. I try very hard to show defects, but I invite buyers to ask questions prior to purchase to be clear on the condition of the item. I am always happy to send additional photos for any clarification. Please remember that glass can break from the cold. Bring your item inside and let come to room temp before unwrapping it. Its fine to open the boxes. Even your hand's touch can break glass in extreme cold temperatures!

Please look at my shop and if you do not like a price on an item, lets talk. please, and Thank you for looking. Also, please look at my reviews, I package things very well so if you are worried about breakage do not be, another reason shipping is a bit more.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me. Customer satisfaction is very important to me and I answer any questions or concerns, in a timely manner. So, if you have any questions about an item, please contact me. I will answer you with pleasure.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS please contact me regarding reducing shipping costs. Please give me the Country you want it sent to and I will give you the accurate shipping cost.

I love to combine shipping for multiple items, please contact me with your zip code for a better shipping rate.

Shipping rates may seem higher than others however they include insurance, tracking, and packaging which includes tape, box, packing materials including bubble wrap and biodegradable shipping peanuts, and sales tax. I try to ship priority mail, however, sometimes there is just not enough money in the shipping costs, if you would like it to be priority mail or anything specific please contact me before you buy and I will change the shipping. It is not my intention to make money off of shipping costs so if it turns out that shipping is off, I will refund the difference to you minus approximately 5 dollars depending on sales tax and how fragile it is and how large and heavy it is. Thank you for understanding.

Thank you for visiting my shop. I have another Etsy shop if you are interested in vintage purses called Designerpurseskathy located at https://www.etsy.com/il-en/shop/Designerpurseskathy?ref=hdr_shop_menu. If you like vintage purses this shop is for you.

PLEASE: Check out my shop coupons, at both shops.

Thank you Kathy


88

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5 out of 5 stars
Feb 14, 2018
Hi Kathy
Many thanks for the fabulous McCall's Carefree Patterns. They are all complete, in perfectly good condition, and I'm delighted with them. I'm looking forward to using them in due course. Thanks again for all your help and advice throughout the purchasing process.
Best regards
Christine Ann Moore
These are 4 Vintage Carefree Patterns From McCall's Sewing Patterns, Women's Sizes 14,16, & 18, Pattern Numbers 5531, 5604, 5510 and 5475

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5 out of 5 stars
Feb 13, 2018
Just as described. Beautiful old mirror. Fast shipping. Thank you!
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Jan 26, 2018
Excellent communication and service. I love the doll and it was shipped fast.
Vintage Baby Doll w Weighted Eyes, and Movable Arms and Legs, w Hair

Reviewed by Tammy
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 20, 2018
Wonderful hat box - great condition, careful packaging. Thanks.
The William. H. Block Co. Hat Box, Small, For Fancy Small Hats, Hat Box, Small, Red Color, Great Vintage Shape, Rope Handle, Opens Easily

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  • Vintage Supply from the 1800s
  • Craft type: Canning & preserving
  • Materials: wire, clear glass
  • Feedback: 123 reviews
  • Favorited by: 231 people
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