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« on: November 29, 2004 03:44:09 PM »

I just finished painting a few mason jars, and I was looking around for a place to buy more. The ones I have right now were given to me for free after they were found in storage. I tried searching for the company name, and to my surprise I found out that the particular jars I have were made in the 1940s and are sold on ebay as antiques for around $10 each!

I haven't been able to find any others like them - the craft stores I've been to only seem to have little tiny ones. The ones that are the right size (about 6 inches tall) have metal screw-tops, rather than the nice glass tops and wire closures. Any suggestions? Thanks  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2004 05:25:56 PM »

They don't make them any more. You'll have to look for them at estate auctions, and antique shops
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2004 08:03:18 PM »

do you mean the jars with the glass lid attached by wire with a rubber seal that seems to "lock" when you hook the closure?Huh i know that some of those you can find at homewhere places like pier one and such. or even places like target. hope i helped.
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2004 08:21:20 PM »

I'm looking for a bigger version of jars like this (glass lid, wire latch):



This is the kind I got at the craft store, but I didn't see any bigger ones there. I actually found a place that sells the right kind (provo craft) but they only do wholesale stuff - not individual orders. I'll check out Target, thanks!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2004 08:53:25 AM »

Second hand stores, the Salvation Army stores, and especially the second hand stores run by the elderly. I see lots of these when I don't have the cash to buy them.
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2004 09:52:21 AM »

They don't make them any more. You'll have to look for them at estate auctions, and antique shops
Sorry,  when you said Mason jar, I thought you ment the old canning sealer jars.  The one you showed is a pretty good reproduction.
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2004 07:48:08 PM »

does the container store have a website?  they might carry that kinda thing.
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2004 04:40:15 PM »

I checked out the container store website, they don't have exactly what I'm looking for (a couple are pretty close), but there are a lot of interesting alternatives that I might try. Same goes for most of the other stores/websites I looked at. Close enough, I guess. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2004 11:10:06 AM »

I have a few of them that I bought at a tag sale over the summer for 3 bucks for my mom. She didn't want them, so I washed them out and they are sitting on the counter by the sink. They have been here for what seems forever. They are OLD. I cleaned them, and they look great. You are welcome to them if you would like to pay the postage. I am in Massachusetts.
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They say ATLAS or BALL on the side and have glass lids and wire locking mechanisms. Email me @ xladyluckx@aol.com

Let me know either way, as I will put them aside for you. OTherwise, I am going to bring them home and try and find something to do with them. Smiley haha

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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2004 06:18:30 PM »

In my experience, "mason jars" refers to the screwtop canning jars and "french" canning jars or kilner jars are what those glass lid jars are called.
www.sciplus.com had some and I bought a load but they're all still in the US with my parents and I don't think they'd be willing to pack them up for me to ship them off. They're faceted, not flat all the way around like that, though.
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