Message: General - Subject: Ball jar with 13 on
User: Oscar - Email: oscarmurray@comcast,net
Date: 04 Apr 2009
I have looked for the number 13 jar for several years but this is first
one I have ever seen. The jar is in excellent condition with metal lid
on it. Where can I find out about the value of the jars?
Message: Question - Subject: 3 L jar in Aqua
Username: Christina - Email: email@example.com
Date: 26 Mar 2009
I have a Quart 3L jar in Aqua. Good condition, no chips or cracks -
there are bubbles though. It is in such great condition I could can in
it today (which I actually considered doing). There is even tape on the
side from the last time is was used for canning. I have a nice
collection of Aqua and Blue Ball Quart jars - only 1 3L though that is
the one you said you were looking for. I also have a clear Perfection
(written in a arch) jar with the original metal clasp and glass top. All
it says is Perfection though, not Ball or any thing else. I did not want
to remove the clasp as I was afraid it would break) I have no clue about
that one, I only bought it because it looked very nice (no cracks or
chips on any of it, just bubbles) and I paid $2 for it! There are no
numbers or any other marking on these jars, just a small round circle on
the bottom. Thanks
Message: Question - Subject: smaller jar
Username: Caroline - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 26 Mar 2009
w/#230-6 on bottom-then ball logo- thenA7 under t he logo- jar is
clear-bottom is almost an octagon shape-no lid so what type of jar is
this-? dated? valuable?
Message: General - Subject: Just a
Name: Robert Volz - Email: email@example.com
Date: 24 Mar 2009
I have been collecting Jars for a number of years now, and I am very
happy to see your site. I too look for unusual jars and treasure the
really strange or extra crude moldings. I have been trying to get a nice
quart olive green "swirl" ball from a friend for years now, but she
won't sell it (but I will keep trying).
Message: General - Subject: Ball Bottles
Name: Jana Mitchell - Email: eemitchell254
Date: 20 Mar 2009 - Time: 12:59:37
Hello - I am just starting
into the bottle collecting and really just started with the bottom of
jars and bottles, so far. I have come across some Ball bottoms and a
bottle that I would really like some information on. Being from
Okmulgee, OK,, I would love to know if this particular bottoms are from
that plant. 1st bottle bottom - amber, looks like maybe a beer bottle,
The Ball script is at the top with the number 55 beside it. In the
center is some sort of trademark that looks like a shield of sorts. In
the center of this mark is the pontil scar. There is nothing else in
the center of the trademark. On the left side is A2 of the trademark
and below the center is LD-526-12. 2nd bottom - clear glass - canning
jar(?) thin glass, the number are faint - 165-22 on top, 5 on the left
side and I can figure out if it is a scratch or a design of a vine in
the center and the Ball script on the bottom. 3rd - it is a bottle and
fairly good shape, has chipped off pieces on the lip. It is not a screw
top lip. It looks like it could have been a ketchup bottle, On the
bottom is 350-12, Ball scrip in center with the letters H on the left
and D on the right, under that 13A. Like I said earlier I am just
getting into this am really more interested in the history of the
bottle, where it came from, what it contained and how old, not the value
of it. If you could give me some information or point me in the direct
way, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you so much for you time.
Joe Coulson JCoulson@LeaderJar.com
Date: 17 Mar 2009
Hi Bruce, Keep up the good work. The more info
we put into the public domain on ball jars, the better!
Regards, Joe Coulson
Van6794@aol.com Mon 3/16/2009 11:41 AM
GREAT SITE THANKS
WHAT DO THE NUMBERS MEAN ON
THE BOTTOM OF THE JARS??????
WE HAVE 4 JARS AND WOULD LIKE
TO FIND OUT IF THEY ARE WORTH ANYTHING.
[firstname.lastname@example.org] Thu 3/12/2009 7:04 PM
Enjoyed your web site. I am
trying to learn about jars. I have been given over 60 aqua blue ball
jars. I have notice all kinds of neat things about them. Thanks Brenda
[email@example.com] Wed 3/11/2009 9:16 AM
This week someone brought me a specimen
preserved in a Ball jar which is clearly not of “recent” origin. I would
like to be able to date the jar to give me some indication of the
possible age of the specimen (I know there are all sorts of
complications here, as the jar could be much older than the specimen, or
it could have been re-bottled in a more recent jar, but in the absence
of any other info it is the best I can do!).
The jar is a Ball Special, about 10 ins tall
and 4˝ ins diameter, with a solid metal lid carrying the Ball logo and
with a glass (ceramic?) inlaid disc. The sides of the jar are vertically
ribbed, and the words “Made in the U.S.A.” appear at the foot of the jar
below the “Ball Special” logo. The bottom of the jar has concentric
ringed ribbing, with a small Ball logo and possibly the numeral “1”
From your website I gather these Special jars
were manufactured for export, and that would make perfect sense for a
jar that originates from South Africa!
Can you give me any idea of the date (s) of
production of jars of this type? We had to destroy much of the lid so
that I could get to top up the preservative, which was a bit of a pity.
Your website is clearly a labor of love, and
really informative. Thank you.
MRI Whale Unit, C/o South African Museum, P.O.
Box 61, Cape Town, 8000 South Africa.
James V & Cynthia L Gillies
3/9/2009 10:11 AM
I was recently cleaning out
my basement (abt 1860's house) and found this Ball jar that has no lid
but on the bottom is stamped vertical line "8" vertical line "35" then
toward the center looks like a little "c" with an "A". Then further
down is "Ball". I'm looking to sell this if you're interested. The
glass has embossed rough dots at the bottom and top. The opening is
about 2-1//4" in diameter and is shorter and fatter than the usual
canning jar. There appears to have been a label on it. Currently there
is a homemade label with older type "Rotten Stone" on it very aged
Please advise. Thanks much.
James V. Gillies
Thu 2/26/2009 11:55 PM
we are looking for a dozen blue jars to use at
our daughters wedding reception
2/24/2009 1:39 PM
Hi: checking to see if you
have any more irradiated ball jars, and how much you would sell for?
[firstname.lastname@example.org] Sat 2/21/2009 10:54 AM
It appears that I have a
couple blue Ball jars without the underline on the name Ball They have
a # 5 and 9 on the bottom.
Are you interested?
Fri 2/20/2009 10:29 PM
Thanks. Do you have any idea how to find the screw on plastic lids? Dj
2/20/2009 11:31 AM
My name is Lisa Robertson. I
live in NC.
My uncle passed away in Dec.
These 2 old ball jars were his.
The taller one is embossed
with a #6 or 9 on the bottom the other has a #10.
How do I determine the value
of these jars?
Thank you for your time.
Mon 2/16/2009 1:07 PM
I recently found 2 qt. amber
Mason Jar. It has #B7 on bottom. On front it has the following:
Masons Patent 1858
It also has a large letter S
over Masons. Do you know anything concerning this bottle? Would
appreciate any help.
2/16/2009 10:55 AM
Do you have a source for
just the lids. Looking for a pint size glass lid.
You have a really good web
2/13/2009 3:21 PM
I was hoping you may have a suggestion where I may be able to find new
or affordable quart and pint size ideal ball jars? I need around 20 to
25 of each.
thanks - jayne
2/4/2009 8:25 PM
I found a Mason's Patent Nov.
30th 1858 in the basement. While searching info on it, I found a report
of reproductions on this style. Although I do not believe it is a repo,
I wanted a more experienced opinion. Attached are photos showing the
body and bottom. Sorry the top would not load. The top is sanded. The
body contains varying sizes of bubbles, in fact, on the bottom of the
backside it almost feels textured. The seam runs all the way onto the
bottom. My understanding was that the repos all have 227 on the bottom
while this has 803. Any help you can give me would be greatly
Sun 2/1/2009 2:49 PM
I am looking for a 1 quart
blue green jar with no markings whatsoever. I like to use the plain ones
on the Universal coffee grinders. If I use a jar with writing--the words
are upside down. Do you have such a jar in your inventory? Thanks
1/30/2009 2:32 PM
I am looking to find 150 Ball Blue 5 oz jars. Is that possible? Are they
still made or are all the blue ones vintage?
Any advice would be very helpful.
1/28/2009 11:08 PM
I wanted to get your opinion
on this Ball jar. I believe it to be a rare jar made at Crowleytown
around 1890.. I have attached some pictures for your review. As you
can see...the color is green...some portions of glass have various
bubbles and the mouth is ground. The jar was blown molded and the jar is
in great condition. I collect more bottles than jars...however...I do
have a fairly nice jar collection...but this jar has been a tough one to
place a value on it...Also let me know if you have any connection to get
a Crowleytown lid to fit it...Thanks for the help.
1/19/2009 7:40 PM
Very nice web site . I am a
Ball Corporation employee and have gathered an interest in the jars
myself. I have noticed you are missing the second logo produced in
buffalo and actually the first glass jar logo. Do you have any knowledge
of these ,I was wondering what they would be worth ,I also have a hand
blown quart bottle
Thanks john , my e-mail
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