The bottle also has a green tint. This bottle dates from around 1931.
Considering this, are Atlas Mason jars worth anything?
Atlas mason jar values vary between $10 to around $60 depending on a number of factors including the age, color, and condition. The older amber-colored E-Z Seal Atlas mason jars, which were made around 1910, are among the more valuable.
Correspondingly, are Kerr Mason jars worth anything?
The value of antique Ball, Mason and Kerr canning jars varies greatly. Typical prics range from $8 to $25 a jar.
Do old Mason jars contain lead?
Ball is the most consistently Lead-free brand I have found (with just a few exceptions.) Conversely, almost all Kerr jars I have tested have been positive for low-levels of lead (20 to 40 ppm range) – with very few exceptions.
Some helpful notes to keep in mind:
- Not every jar has their manufacture date on the glass, but most have the patent date. …
- There will be a large number on the bottom of your jar. …
- These charts tell you the approximate decade in which your Ball jar was made.
A Mason jar, also known as a canning jar or fruit jar, is a glass jar used in home canning to preserve food. It was named after American tinsmith John Landis Mason, who patented it in 1858. The jar’s mouth has a screw thread on its outer perimeter to accept a metal ring or “band”.
Many Ball mason jars have a number printed on the bottom of the jar, but this is a mold number that does not indicate the year of production. Rather, the mold number tells you where the jar was positioned on the glass-making machine that was used to produce it.
In 1858, a 26-year-old Mason patented threaded screw-top jars “such as are intended to be air and water-tight.” The earliest mason jars were made from transparent aqua glass, and are often referred to by collectors as “Crowleytown Jars,” as many believe they were first produced in the New Jersey village of Crowleytown.
The most valuable mason jars are:
- Van Vliet Improved Jar – $23,500.
- Black Amber Magic Star Fruit Jar – $3,000. …
- 1933 Ball Upside Down Error Jar – $1,000. There are two types of Ball upside-down Mason jars. …
- The 1870 Chief Mason Jar – $800. (Photo: gregspurgeon.com) …
- 1858 Willoughby Stopple Jar – $500. (Photo: hoosierjar.com) …
The Magic Star Fruit jar features a glass lid secured by iron clamps, another innovation in sealing. The side of the jar features an embossed star logo surrounded by text. It was patented in Pennsylvania in 1886 by Hermann Buchholz.
Those blue mason jars were mass produced until 1937 using sand from around Lake Michigan. It was that sand that gave the glass its blue hue. Those blue jars are not rare.