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11-09-2005, 10:50 AM
Hello. I was wondering if anyone could give me info on some jars I found. They say "made in Canada", have a crown on the center of the jar, under that it says "CROWN". It has a metal ring but the lid is alos glass with a rubber seal. The bottom of the jar has 1936, under that it has a diamond with a "d" in the center of it , and under that it has a "9". I have several of these quart and pint sized with different dates and numbers on the bottom. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.


11-09-2005, 02:25 PM
Hi Cyndie
These are very common jars in Canada. I find 50 or more of them a year. They are worth a few dollars each. The older versions are worth a bit more if they have the original lid with the "Hamilton Glass Works Co." embossed on it. Also different colors can be worth a lot more.

11-10-2005, 11:23 AM
Out of curiousity, what were the "Crown" jars used for?

11-10-2005, 01:17 PM
They were basically used for the preserving of fruit and vegetables.

11-18-2005, 06:43 PM
Cyndie, Crown jars are to Canada what Ball jars are to us in the USA - there are some that are worth a lot, but the vast majority are common as dirt. -Tammy

08-03-2007, 11:24 PM
My knowledge of the crown jars is limited, and i lucked upon this site hoping to find out more. The 1936 is the year it was made. if there is no date, it is prior to a certain year. I read it once but I cant remember it.