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Ball Perfect Mason 1940s 1950s Square Half Gallon Fruit Canning Jar

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      This canning jar is not a reproduction.

  Ball half gallon square canning jar, verticle embossed gripper ribs.
  Embossed logo Ball Perfect Mason.
   Zinc metal ring.  Separate glass lid, Ball mark (same type mark as jar).
  Heavy clear glass canning jar.  Verticle ribs on 3 sides.
  This square Ball canning jar was made between 1942 and 1959.
  Glass lids were still used in the 1940s.  Metal type began taking over in the 1950s.

           This jar was old when it was given to me in the early 1970's,
                   and had been used for years in canning home-grown food.
  I used jars like this to store dried peas, pasta, rice, and other staples
           as part of our country kitchen decor.
      I've also used them to hold sewing notions such as buttons and thread.
 The "rounded-square" shape was adopted in 1942 as a way to save glass.
   (The WWII war board required all glass manufacturers to adopt this shape
     because they determined that it was the most efficient shape to contain a volume.)

 This logo was used 1933 to 1959.
   The logo changed from "open B" to "closed B" about 1960.
   (In the closed B style, the bottom of the rounded stroke of the B touches the upstroke.)

 This dating information is from an article by Bob Clay
    on authenticating and dating Ball Fruit Jars.
  Size:  about 9.25 inches tall with lid;  base 4.25 inches diameter;  
                  top rim 2.5 inches diameter; 2 quarts (half gallon) capacity.
            Heavy!  Weighs nearly 2 pounds unpacked.

  Condition:  Excellent.  No chips or cracks.  

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Priced $18.99. Categorized under Collectibles >> Bottles & Insulators >> Bottles >> Modern (1900-Now) >> Jars. Material: Glass, Country/Region of Manufacture: United States, Condition: Used, Related Retailer: Target. This caning jar is not a reproduction. Bal half galon square caning jar, verticle embosed griper ribs. Embosed logo Bal Perfect Mason. Zinc metal ring. Separate glas lid, Bal mark same type mark as jar. Heavy c.