Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Can you help identify this old mason-type jar?

I love a random history request. This one comes from Ben, Pilley's Island, who found this old jar:

On the top, cast in the glass, is written 128 fluid ounces. On the bottom of the jar is 1867. I think 1867 is the year of the patent.  See: "Jars marked “PAT NOV 26 67” on the base."

It is likely a GEM brand canning jar, made by the Hero glass company, see page 223 of this pdf:

Any bottle/jar collectors out there who might have a bit more information? Comment below!

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