Rare Jar Mason

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The familiar term Mason Jar came after its inventor, Mr. John L. Mason, who, at age 26, was a tinsmith in New York City. He perfected a machine that could cut threads into lids, which ushered in the ability of manufacturing a jar with a reusable, screw-on, lid. These jars freed farm families from having to rely on pickle barrels, root cellars, and smoke houses to get through the winter. For urban families, Mason Jars allowed excess fruits and vegetables to be preserved for use later.

Historians believe the first jars were made at Crowleytown's Atlantic Glass Works, in Crowleytown, New Jersey. These are very rare.

These jars carry the familiar embossing "Mason's Patent Nov. 30th 1858". This date refers to the original patent date, not the actual date of manufacture. Jars carrying this embossing, often with other monograms, numbers, letters, etc., were widely produced until about 1920. Most were produced in the 1880s-1910s. The identities of many actual manufacturers are unknown.

Value depends on embossing, color and size. Common mason jars are worth about $6 but some rarer versions can be worth $100 or more to collectors.

Rare Masons cfj Patent Nov 30th 1858 jar  i 61 with cross on base
Rare Masons cfj Patent Nov 30th 1858 jar i 61 with cross on base
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DEEP PURPLE QUART BALL IMPROVED MASON JAR W MATCHING INSERT RARE HELIX NECK FIN
DEEP PURPLE QUART BALL IMPROVED MASON JAR W MATCHING INSERT RARE HELIX NECK FIN
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Rare Fruit Jar Keystone No Mason Improved Emb 13 On Base
Rare Fruit Jar Keystone No Mason Improved Emb 13 On Base
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Mason Pint 1858 Rare Cross Blue Glass Jar
Mason Pint 1858 Rare Cross Blue Glass Jar
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BALL 3 L IMPROVED Antique Masons Jar Pat 1858 RARE
BALL 3 L IMPROVED Antique Masons Jar Pat 1858 RARE
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Masons Patent Nov 30th 1858 Rare Zinc Lid
Masons Patent Nov 30th 1858 Rare Zinc Lid
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RARE Antique MASON JAR Patent NOV 30th 1858 Glass Fruit Jar
RARE Antique MASON JAR Patent NOV 30th 1858 Glass Fruit Jar
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RARE 2 Antique MASON JAR Strong Shoulder 1800s Glass Fruit JARS
RARE 2 Antique MASON JAR Strong Shoulder 1800s Glass Fruit JARS
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rare fruit jar emb mason Improved ABGA odd shape
rare fruit jar emb mason Improved ABGA odd shape
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old RARE BEEHIVE Mason Jar Patent Nov 30th 1858 Quart bottle Porcelain lid
old RARE BEEHIVE Mason Jar Patent Nov 30th 1858 Quart bottle Porcelain lid
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8 RARE Antique Ball Mason Canning Jars WITH LIBERTY BELL 1776 1996 PLUS 1 JAR
8 RARE Antique Ball Mason Canning Jars WITH LIBERTY BELL 1776 1996 PLUS 1 JAR
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6 RARE ANTIQUE Ball Mason Canning Jars WITH FRUIT PIC AND MEASURING AMOUNTS
6 RARE ANTIQUE Ball Mason Canning Jars WITH FRUIT PIC AND MEASURING AMOUNTS
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Rare Port Mason PatNov 30th1858 light Aqua Quart Jar  3 w Zinc Lid
Rare Port Mason PatNov 30th1858 light Aqua Quart Jar 3 w Zinc Lid
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Vintage rare Ball mason jar patent nov30th 1858
Vintage rare Ball mason jar patent nov30th 1858
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RARE Vintage 3 2 DROPPED A Blue Ball Quart Aqua JAR Mason+LID 3 2 UNUSUAL
RARE Vintage 3 2 DROPPED A Blue Ball Quart Aqua JAR Mason+LID 3 2 UNUSUAL
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FRUIT JAR cast iron STRAP CLAMP LID clear glass mason quart canning rare
FRUIT JAR cast iron STRAP CLAMP LID clear glass mason quart canning rare
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Antique Ptd 1867 The Gem qt Blue Glass Mason Jar w Glass Lid Rare ghost under
Antique Ptd 1867 The Gem qt Blue Glass Mason Jar w Glass Lid Rare ghost under
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rare fruit jar amythest masons 5 patent Nov 30th 1858
rare fruit jar amythest masons 5 patent Nov 30th 1858
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Antique Ball Mason Jars with Lid Cover 7 Tall Decorative Cut Glass Very Rare
Antique Ball Mason Jars with Lid Cover 7 Tall Decorative Cut Glass Very Rare
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RAREpint mason with iron crossERROR date on bottom or side of jar
RAREpint mason with iron crossERROR date on bottom or side of jar
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RARE fruit jar masons 1858 with 2 reversed Ns circle embossing on reverseSEE
RARE fruit jar masons 1858 with 2 reversed Ns circle embossing on reverseSEE
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Vintage Rare BACKWARDS 6 Aqua Blue Ball Perfect Mason Quart Jar Canning Fruit 6
Vintage Rare BACKWARDS 6 Aqua Blue Ball Perfect Mason Quart Jar Canning Fruit 6
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RARE ERROR MIDGET MASON JAR BACKWARDS N MASONS PATENT NOV 30 1858
RARE ERROR MIDGET MASON JAR BACKWARDS N MASONS PATENT NOV 30 1858
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Rare fruit jar masonsarched Improved 1 2 galsize SEE
Rare fruit jar masonsarched Improved 1 2 galsize SEE
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Rare Masons Cross Patent Nov 30th 1858 Citron Half Gallon Fruit Jar
Rare Masons Cross Patent Nov 30th 1858 Citron Half Gallon Fruit Jar
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Rare Mason Keystone in circle Patent 1858 Fruit Jar Sky Blue Half Gallon
Rare Mason Keystone in circle Patent 1858 Fruit Jar Sky Blue Half Gallon
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Honest Mason Jar Pat 1858 Rare Pinkish Tinge Beautiful
Honest Mason Jar Pat 1858 Rare Pinkish Tinge Beautiful
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VINTAGE Clamp Lid style Mason type Jar 6 on Bottom Very Rare
VINTAGE Clamp Lid style Mason type Jar 6 on Bottom Very Rare
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RARE Antique THE MARION JAR Masons 1858 STAR Bottom 1 2 GAL FRUIT JAR
RARE Antique THE MARION JAR Masons 1858 STAR Bottom 1 2 GAL FRUIT JAR
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Rare Blue Ball Mason Fruit Qt Jar 3 L Loop Dropped A Shoulder Seal W ZINC LID 1
Rare Blue Ball Mason Fruit Qt Jar 3 L Loop Dropped A Shoulder Seal W ZINC LID 1
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Rare Blue Ball Mason Fruit Qt Jar 3 L Loop Dropped A Shoulder Seal W ZINC LID 3
Rare Blue Ball Mason Fruit Qt Jar 3 L Loop Dropped A Shoulder Seal W ZINC LID 3
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Antique RARE Ball Masons Jar PAT Nov 30 1858 1 2 galllon Keystone w Bubbles
Antique RARE Ball Masons Jar PAT Nov 30 1858 1 2 galllon Keystone w Bubbles
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RARE Vtg BALL MASONS Jar PAT Nov 30 1858 Keystone No 33 Bubbles Whittled
RARE Vtg BALL MASONS Jar PAT Nov 30 1858 Keystone No 33 Bubbles Whittled
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RARE Vtg BALL MASONS Jar PAT Nov 30 1858 Maltese Hero Cross No173 whittled
RARE Vtg BALL MASONS Jar PAT Nov 30 1858 Maltese Hero Cross No173 whittled
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Rare Mason Quart Jar Patent Nov 30 1858 Antique Light Aqua Blue
Rare Mason Quart Jar Patent Nov 30 1858 Antique Light Aqua Blue
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RARE Antique olive green ball mason canning jar
RARE Antique olive green ball mason canning jar
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RARE 2 Qt Vtg Ball L Improved Masons Patent 1858 Canning Jar Green Blue Fruit
RARE 2 Qt Vtg Ball L Improved Masons Patent 1858 Canning Jar Green Blue Fruit
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ATLAS MASONS PATENT FRUIT JAR BUBBLES ZINC PORCELAIN LID RARE ANTIQUE BIM EMB
ATLAS MASONS PATENT FRUIT JAR BUBBLES ZINC PORCELAIN LID RARE ANTIQUE BIM EMB
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RARE  ANTIQUE  LIGHT SEA GREEN COLORED THE BALL MASON JAR
RARE ANTIQUE LIGHT SEA GREEN COLORED THE BALL MASON JAR
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Aqua Blue Masons Patent Nov 1858 Quart Jar with Maltese Cross RARE
Aqua Blue Masons Patent Nov 1858 Quart Jar with Maltese Cross RARE
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Rare Variant Antique Fruit Jar Whitney Mason 4 Dots Under Mason PatD 1858
Rare Variant Antique Fruit Jar Whitney Mason 4 Dots Under Mason PatD 1858
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RARE The Gem Rutherford  Co Aqua Mason Jar
RARE The Gem Rutherford Co Aqua Mason Jar
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Very Rare Aqua Coloured The T Eaton Co Limit Crown Mason Jar
Very Rare Aqua Coloured The T Eaton Co Limit Crown Mason Jar
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RARE MULTIPLE ERROR BALL 3L MASON PATENT 1858 ERROR JAR WITH ORIGINAL LID
RARE MULTIPLE ERROR BALL 3L MASON PATENT 1858 ERROR JAR WITH ORIGINAL LID
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RARE Vintage 11 DROPPED A Blue Ball Quart Aqua JAR Mason+LID SLANT SHOULDER
RARE Vintage 11 DROPPED A Blue Ball Quart Aqua JAR Mason+LID SLANT SHOULDER
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Vintage Half Gallon Mason Jar Port Masons Patent 1858 Mason Jar RARE
Vintage Half Gallon Mason Jar Port Masons Patent 1858 Mason Jar RARE
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LIGHT GREEN TRADEMARK LIGHTNING CANNING FRUIT JAR ANTIQUE OLD MASON PINT RARE
LIGHT GREEN TRADEMARK LIGHTNING CANNING FRUIT JAR ANTIQUE OLD MASON PINT RARE
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RARE Vintage Light Green ATLAS Masons Patent Quart Jar With Atlas Zinc Lid
RARE Vintage Light Green ATLAS Masons Patent Quart Jar With Atlas Zinc Lid
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Rare 55ozVintage Antique Paul Mason Milk Jug Wine Carafe Embossed Since 1852
Rare 55ozVintage Antique Paul Mason Milk Jug Wine Carafe Embossed Since 1852
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Vintage Antique Ball Masons Jar Patent Nov 30th 1858 Quart Jar Air Bubbles Rare
Vintage Antique Ball Masons Jar Patent Nov 30th 1858 Quart Jar Air Bubbles Rare
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Rare BBGMCo Porcelain Lined MIDGET Pint Mason Jar w Rare BUFFALO Zinc Lid Bold
Rare BBGMCo Porcelain Lined MIDGET Pint Mason Jar w Rare BUFFALO Zinc Lid Bold
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Rare fruit jar atlas mason improved PatD 1 2 gal See
Rare fruit jar atlas mason improved PatD 1 2 gal See
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RareSky Blue fruit jar emb atlas mason improved PatD 1 2 gal See
RareSky Blue fruit jar emb atlas mason improved PatD 1 2 gal See
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RARE Antique Light Olive Green ATLAS Strong Shoulder Mason Quart Jar 3
RARE Antique Light Olive Green ATLAS Strong Shoulder Mason Quart Jar 3
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ANTIQUE RARE HANDMADE GREEN GLASS BALL MASON CANNING JAR AIR BUBBLES IV or 4
ANTIQUE RARE HANDMADE GREEN GLASS BALL MASON CANNING JAR AIR BUBBLES IV or 4
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rare antique fruit jar Masons 16 Patent Nov30th1858 Sky Blue Grnd Lip 1 2 Gal
rare antique fruit jar Masons 16 Patent Nov30th1858 Sky Blue Grnd Lip 1 2 Gal
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rare antique fruit jar 1 2 galsize embThe Ball Masons Improved Patent 1858see
rare antique fruit jar 1 2 galsize embThe Ball Masons Improved Patent 1858see
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rare variant fruit jar masons crossno lettersbackward E1 2gal 1858
rare variant fruit jar masons crossno lettersbackward E1 2gal 1858
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Masons Pint Jar with Zinc Porcelon Cover  Patent Nov 30Th 1858 RARE
Masons Pint Jar with Zinc Porcelon Cover Patent Nov 30Th 1858 RARE
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