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I happened to leave the door propped as I stirred and poured lotions.
A tall man came in, and I yelled 'hello' from behind the curtain as I typically do.
The very first machine made Ball jar is not positively known, but most likely was either a Ball STANDARD or a Ball IMPROVED MASON. Ball produced many jars with this script style, the Ball MASON jars and ones with just Ball and no other embossing appeared right about the turn of the century.
Although the vessels were made of tin, the cans were lined with a glass container to prevent corrosion.
The script style was that of a cursive Ball with an extra loop at the end, known as “3-L” Ball jars.
They also continued to make the MASON’S PATENT NOV 30th 1858 jars (machine made smooth lipped varieties) up into the early 1900’s.
The evolution of fruit or canning jars parallels the science of food preservation, which itself was an attempt to address a critical need.
For centuries, rural farmers and the poor struggled to find ways to preserve food for the winter.