Hazel-Atlas eventually grew to become one of the largest glass manufacturing firms in the world, probably second in the United States, behind Owens-Illinois Glass Company with 14 glass plants operating simultaneously. The Plainfield plant was later sold to A. Kerr Glass Company. I have noticed items listed for sale by dealers and sellers at antique malls, flea markets and other venues such as with labels indicating Anchor Hocking. Peterson, page However, on some earlier containers, such as some of their fruit jars, the mark on the bottom may be faint or poorly embossed, and almost unrecognizable even to collectors who are familiar with Hazel-Atlas.
But vintage jars are great on your pantry shelf to hold grain, etc. If you have a Ball jar, you can date most of them just by looking at the logo. Every few years, the Ball Manufacturing Co changed the logo and if you compare yours to a reliable chart, you know how old it is.
Brady and his associates formed a new corporation - the Atlas Glass Co. - in , specifically to make fruit jars by machine. Hazel continued with liners and product jars. The two merged with other Brady enterprises in to form the Hazel-Atlas Glass Co., dominating . Atlas E-Z Seal Mason Fruit Jar Green Quart. Ending Today at PM PST. Blue Atlas Special Mason Wide Mouth Fruit Canning Jar & Zinc Cap,B. Ending Friday at AM PST. VINTAGE LARGE ATLAS STRONG SHOULDER MASON BLUE CANNING JAR. $ shipping. Ending Monday at PM PST. VINTAGE ATLAS STRONG SHOULDER GREEN MASON CANNING JAR NO. 8 W/ LID. Fruit jars were produced primarily in clear and "Ball blue" (aqua), but some amber, cobalt, and even milk glass examples can be found out there in the wild, and they are likely worth upwards of several hundred dollars. Some Canning Jar Terms. Seeds: Air bubbles trapped in glass, often seed-shaped. Shoulder Seal: Lid screws right down to.
All you need is a chart like the one below. At one point, I found what claimed to be the original source and linked to it here. But in the last 6 months or so, that site went down and never came back. Perhaps someone with solid info will chime in and tell us. I have a piggy bank with and patent applied for on the bottle, red cap with coin slit with cardboard insert still in place in the cap.
What year was it produced? I have a bank like this, too. Packed by Western Food Products Co. Hutchinson, Kans. Any ideas? Your jar has one of several known mold engraver errors on the Strong Shoulder jars. Just want to say thank you, David. Thanks Idah! And a decent collection of reference books on glass-related topics helps a lot too! As well as that good ole Google search engine! I have a light blue atlas strong shoulder mason jar with a zinc lid.
It has bubbles in the glass. Are these worth anything? Of course, Amanda. All blue or aqua-colored fruit jars are collectible. Hi David. It says Atlas and underneath Atlas it says Special Mason. On the bottom there is the usual H over the A and then to the right an x and underneath a 1.
The earlier versions are round, in aqua or light green and she dates them as circa s. She writes that the clear version jars date from circa to the s.
My husband works for an excavating company and brings home vintage bottles all the time but this one has me stumped. It has the atlas symbol on the bottom with k above it and the number 9 below. Also on, I guess the front of the bottle it has what looks like maybe a chess piece and says 4 IN Any info would be greatly appreciated.
I found a light green quart Atlas Strong Shoulder Mason jar.
It has side seams and no defining symbols. However, the glass has distinct bubbles within the jar and even in the ridges on the lip. While this might be a factory second, would it have any additional sale value? Thank you. Hi Deborah, Older bottles and jars often have bubbles in them.
I would guess that most sometimes almost all glass containers made before have at least some bubbles in them. This is a result of hand-made methods as well as the fast-paced production where there was less stringent quality control.
Often the glassworkers did not wait for all the bubbles in the molten glass batch to rise to the surface and pop before they started blowing bottles from the pot or tank.
The Hazel-Atlas company was in business from to Their headquarters was in Wheeling, West Virginia. These fruit jars are from the to and have milk-glass lined zinc lids. More than sellers offering you a vibrant collection of fashion, collectibles, home decor, and more. The Hazel-Atlas company was in business from to mason jar age chart | The Atlas book is dated I couldn't find dates on most of the canning book with my new Atlas Good Luck jar in it. Ball Mason Jars, Mason Jar Diy, Mason Jar Crafts, Bottle Crafts, Chalk Paint Mason Jars, Mason Jar Flowers, Diy Flowers, Vintage Mason Jars, Diy Hanging Shelves. More information. More information. Jul 19, Ball mason jars are a type of home canning jar made by the Ball Corporation. The company started making mason jars back in , and many people today still use these for canning, or collect the jars as a hobby. There are many ways to date old Ball mason jars, and one of the easiest is to look at the logo. Along with the logo, you can sometimes 91%.
Some glass bottles and insulators are so full of bubbles the effect is amazing. Often there is a mix of sizes. In general, to answer your question.
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If anything, they never detract from its value! It too has all kinds of bubbles throughout, however it has a seam around the neck just below the lip, and also vertical seams running down the body which indicate it was machine made.
The signs seem to be a bit conflicting on this because the machine would indicate a later date, but bubbles indicate an earlier date. Hi Andrew, Thanks for your posts!
First of all, bubbles are common not only in handmade bottles, but also from the early days of ABM automatic bottle machine manufacture. Many machine-made bottles and jars from the c. Even today, sometimes machine-made containers are produced containing bubbles, but in general the factory quality control is so strict that very, very few make it past inspection and onto the retail market.
Please check out my webpage about Numbers on the base of containers. Mold numbers and other numbers appear on the bases or heels of countless glass containers of all types. You may even see mold numbers embossed on modern glass jars and bottles in your refrigerator or cupboard! I hope this will be of help! Take care, David. Also, it says: Los Angeles Brewing Co. How much is it worth? Hello Hilda, I am assuming your bottle is similar if not identical to a bottle shown on my webpage about Glass Containers Corporation of Fullerton, CA.
Sorry, I do not know what the average collector value might be.
Price guides published about collectible bottles are just GUIDES, and can only list a very, very tiny percentage of bottles known. Anyone who tells you a certain bottle is worth a definite, specific amount of money is either honestly misinformed or a liar.
The best bet is to try searching for similar bottles on and check actual completed auction prices, or list it yourself and see what it brings. I found a small glass jar at an old dump site in sand city caon the bottom it has the markings then right under that is has the big H with the smaller A under it then under that has 0 33 does anyone know if this is an old bottle and what year or what kind of jar.
Possibly a date code for ? Or maybe some other type of information. Can I assume it is Hazel Atlas and when was it made? John, no info on exact date. You might have better luck consulting an in-depth reference book on Hazel-Atlas, or a site devoted specifically to Hazel-Atlas Glass Company, or to depression-era glassware. Platonite ware was introduced in I recently found a quart size and a pint size Atlas E-Z Seal glass canning jars and several different designed glass lids that fit them and a glass Ball quart size canning jar.
I would like to find the proper lids for the two jars. Do you know what the lids for these jars would have looked like? Of course, the older ones are in aqua or bluish-green, the more recent lids are in clear glass probably dating after the mid or late s. They are positioned on the top center of the lid just to keep the wire bail in place when the jar is sealed. Perhaps someone can shed more light on this question. Post a new thread here:. Can anyone tell me if the coffee mugs were marked?
Lisa, the majority of Hazel-Atlas tableware is unmarked. Although as time wore on, it seems that some of their later ware such as that made in the s- mugs, soup bowls, cups, sugar bowls, etc are more likely to be marked on the base. Perhaps a collector who is more conversant with the Hazel-Atlas lines of mugs and other tableware can chime in?
Do you have any idea what this is? Hello Jack, I am They seem to have been especially popular in the early to mid 20th century and are usually made of white or off-white milkglass.
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I have a Hazel Atlas ribbed jar, with under the H A then a 3 below that. Any info would be appreciated, thank you. I have a pint size canning jar with a Hazel-Atlas mark I am trying to date; standard lid, clear, square base, it has a raised grid pattern on all 4 sides except an oval of plain glass on one side I am guessing for a label I ran across this site in my search. Hello Wellnessclinician, These jars were produced usually in clear glass in pint and quart sizes in large quantities over a long time span in the early 20th century.
If anyone knows, please contact me. Your jar was made by Hazel-Atlas sometime in the ss, but cannot narrow down to a specific year date. Categories: Featured Articles Kitchen Collectibles. Article Summary X To date an old Ball mason jar, look at the logo on the jar. Nederlands: Oude Ball Mason potten dateren. Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been rea times.
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Antique Fruit and Canning Jars. Related Categories. Auction Alerts. The evolution of fruit or canning jars parallels the science of food preservation, which itself was an attempt to address a critical need. For centuries, rural farmers and the poor struggled to find ways to preserve food for the winter. Soldiers, too, were often left on the. Look for jars embossed with the Atlas name in raised lettering. Take note of any dates or other information on the jars. The Hazel-Atlas company was in business from to During s and '50s, the company was one of the largest producers of canning jars along with competitors Ball and Kerr. Check the style and color. Only a few types. Hazel-Atlas Glass Company Mason jar liner in white milk glass. Tremendous numbers of white "Boyd" milk glass liners (the miniature round glass plates or "discs" that fit inside zinc screw-threaded lids made for Mason-style fruit jars) were produced, as well as canning jars (fruit jars) including the ATLAS jars for general household use; "packer ware" (generic containers for a.
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