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Jar, preserves; unknown maker; after 1880; MT1993.98.18

Jar, preserves; unknown maker; after 1880; MT1993.98.18
Name/Title
Jar, preserves
About this object
A green-tinted glass jar, used for bottling preserves. This design is known as a 'Lightning Jar', or 'Clamped Glass-Lid Jar'.

From the website: http://www.pickyourown.org/canningjars.htm
"In 1882, Henry William Putnam of Bennington, Vermont, invented a fruit jar that used a glass lid and a metal clamp to hold the lid in place. These "Lightning jars" became popular because no metal (which could rust, breaking the seal or contaminating the food) contacted the food and the metal clamps made the lids themselves easier to seal and remove (hence the "Lightning" name)."

Maker Role
Manufacturer
Date Made
after 1880
Place Made
[?]
Medium and Materials
processed material, glass
processed material, metal
organic, vegetal, plant extract, latex, rubber

Inscription and Marks
Embossed on bottle: 'TRADE MARK / LIGHTNING'
Measurements
h 160mm x dia 80mm
small

Subject and Association Keywords
domestic accessories
business/commerce
Credit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.
Object Type
container
Object number
MT1993.98.18

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