Guide

Ball jars from 1933 to 1959

How to Identify Vintage Mason Jars

Vintage mason jars can vary in size, shape, color, brand, rarity, and value.  First though, we need to define what a Mason jar is.  A Mason jar is a jar, used in the home to preserve foods such [...]

3 jars - values

The term “Mason Jar” refers specifically to the design of jar invented and patented by John L. Mason in 1858, but to a collector of vintage jars, there are several other jars to watch for. Lightning Jar One [...]

Vintage Mason Jar

Collectors guide to choosing vintage mason jars

So many years ago, mason jars were beneficial in the food preservation process in homes all over the world. However, they died out when other systems of food preservation were introduced like refrigerators and commercial canned foods took [...]