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Mason jar

Object Number: 
2017.22.6
Date: 
Medium: 
Molded glass, wax or plastic, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 × 3 7/8 × 3 3/8 in. (20.3 × 9.8 × 8.6 cm)
Marks: 
“S K O / Queen / TRADE MARK / Wide Mouth / ADJUSTABLE” embossed on front; “TIGHT” embossed on front and back of mouth rim. Bottom embossed: “SMALLEY / KIVLAN / ONTHANK / BOSTON / UNION MADE”
Inscriptions: 
Description: 

Canning or food storage jar.

Gallery Label: 

“Mason Jars” are a generic term for utilitarian glass food storage jars. Philadelphia tinsmith John Landis Mason patented one of the first threaded jars or bottles with a screw-type lid in 1858. Thereafter, numerous variations of durable glass food storage jars were produced by glass manufacturers across the United States, and referred to as “Mason” jars.

Bibliography: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of Jim Picinich
Provenance: 
Place Made: 
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group