Look for a patent date , which is not the date of manufacture but rather the date .
Thousands of canning jars were embossed with the Mason patent date , . I was given a Ball Ideal jar that has a patent date of July 14, 1908 on it. It is an aqua colored, wire hinged jar and has " Ball // Ideal //P.
17 08 - Although many of us are familiar with Ball Mason jars , there's also Kerr, Lamb, .There are many ways to date old Ball mason jars , and one of the easiest is to look ..most common error jars is a Ball jar with a misspelling of the word Perfect ,.BALL FRUIT JAR QUICK DATING REFERENCE CHART: PART 2 . The IDEAL Ball jar with the word underscoring 1910-1923. 10 01 - A few years ago, my grandparents gifted me a few of their old Mason Ball jars they had stored in the basement. 19 04 - The Ball Heritage Collection Pint Jars feature a vintage-inspired .( Example Ball Perfect Mason jar had 3 different Ball scripts between the years of 1913- 1960). Old canning jars are popular among collectors for their lovely colors, interesting shapes and the nostalgic memories they evoke. 12 08 - This chart will help you date any Ball jars you might have. HOW TO DATE A BALL JAR : I have one thats from 1900-1910 and one from .. A recent article in Creativity describes a perfect storm of circumstances: The recession .27 06 - Instead, I mean how do you tell how old your Ball jar is? comes with a description of a jar e.g., Blue pint Perfect Mason with the number 5 on.