Dating your mason jar
The Ball Perfect Mason was a brand of glass fruit jar (canning jar) made by the Ball Bros. Glass jars with this embossed marking probably constitute the most popular jar for home canning ever produced in the United States.
(See “Ball Brothers Glass Company” page, for a brief summary of that glass company).
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Some variants have vertical “ribs” or “grips” along the sides, added to assist in handling the jars while they are wet.
Hundreds of millions (probably upwards of a billion or more!
) have been made and used by home canners throughout most of the 20th century.
It won't make your issues go away, but it will emphasize what's most important in your relationship, which is your love for each other.There are so many ways you can apply the happiness jar to your relationship.Make it your annual tradition together and read your notes at the end of the year or on each anniversary, use it as a way to survive long distance, create individual ones to gift to each other, etc. They are commonly seen for sale at antique malls, farm auctions, flea markets, yard sales, and on online auction sites.The very first versions with this embossing are believed to date from approximately 1913, with production continuing to about 1960.