Nicholas Appert - a French chef of the time - is generally credited as the father of hermetic preserving.Appert won Napoleons challenge by introducing the concept of preserving food hermetically.
In many parts of the nation winters are often harsh and bitter cold; there is no forced-air heating to keep your family warm.
In order to survive the winter, you must prepare for it beforehand.
You arent rich, so the few material goods that you own are used over and over again.
The tools you own are few and therefore have many uses.
First check the logo, which changed fairly frequently until about 1962.
The earliest logo was the intertwined BBGMC—Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company—used on jars made in Buffalo, New York.
To get a little more help in determining the age of your jar, visit the Minnetrista Heritage Collection and do a keyword search on “Ball jar.” Match your jar to one of those listed and check the dates.
You can also go to the Midwest Antique Fruit Jar and Bottle Club website, click on “When was my Ball jar made? Join the Club While you’re there, check out the entire Midwest Antique Fruit Jar and Bottle Club web site. If you’re interested and close by, attend one of the club’s meetings, which meets regularly at Minnetrista. You’ll meet enthusiastic and knowledgeable jar collectors, including club president Dick Cole.
Men and women are learning how to master their environment through the invention of machines.
Many have made their fortunes by using their creative ingenuity and inventing something new.
Rejoice if you find one of those; Buffalo jars are pretty rare.