home company, Jarden Corporation makes Ball, Kerr, Bernardin and Golden Harvest canning jars today. Alexander Kerr founded the Hermetic Fruit Jar Company in 1903, and the Economy and Self Sealing bensal hp ointment coupon jars were some of the first jars produced. The Lightning jar was invented in 1882 by Henry Putnam of Bennington, Vermont. Canning works by using heat to kill the organisms that can spoil food and then sealing to keep any new ones from entering the container.
Collecting Canning Jars, collectors love antique canning jars and the value of the jar is in its color, shape, mold and production marks. Closures-Rubber rings and wire clamps were once common. This two-part lid system transformed home canning and is still in use. Sadly, Mason sold off his patents to variety of other folks and died a pauper in 1900. This was the birth of the canning jar we know today. Use them for table centerpieces, filled with flowers from the garden. These jars were still in use through the mid-1900s, and can still be found in basements and barns. Canning jars can be used for all kinds of things besides just sitting around on a shelf. The Atlas Jar, two Atlas jars: an Atlas E-Z Seal lightning style, with its original E-Z seal lid, and a strong shoulder jar, both. 1915; courtesy of Georgia Linscheid. Designs /shapes-Square jars are less common. Size-Most jars are quart size or smaller, but larger jars can fetch higher.