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Stan in Indiana
01-26-2004, 01:37 PM
Hi.....I'm new to this forum and seeking information on a jar I recently aquired. I haven't been able to find anything on it thus far. I don't have a pic yet but it is 4" square x 6" tall with a 3" mouth that is of the wax seal type closure I believe, and is ground on top. It is amber colored with plain sides and the only inscription is on the bottom and it is B/B (Ball Bros.?) It looks very similar to the "B" in "Ball. I'll try to upload a sketch I made of the B/B. If anyone has any ideas on this jar I would love to hear from you. Thanks!

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/1284/Li21293.jpg

woody
01-26-2004, 03:52 PM
Hi Stan,

Your bottle is listed in the Red Book of Fruit Jars #9 by Douglas M. Leybourne Jr.

It is #181 B & B (in script on base)
Glass lid & flat wire clamp: ground & smooth lip
Lid: Patd Sept. 20th 1898. Closure value: 20-40%
It is listed in a half pint and quart in amber.

Value is $30-35

Stan in Indiana
01-26-2004, 10:34 PM
Thanks Woody.....I'm gonna have to get a Red Book. I find a few jars here and there and it would be nice to know what I'm digging up.