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2find4me
03-03-2012, 10:23 AM
Hi everyone. I need some help on this mason jar. The front is embossed Mason Star Jar and at the top of the jar it reads wireside. On the bottom of the jar it reads k 1874 4. This was one of my grandmas old canning jars. I think it is missing the lid. Thanks!

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2find4me
03-03-2012, 10:25 AM
Here is bottom.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/16362/FCD4626A42A54DA3AC5CA9F9429D42F6.jpg

epackage
03-03-2012, 12:24 PM
Very common jar worth a couple of dollars, it's missing it's wire bail and top...Jim

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2find4me
03-03-2012, 12:52 PM
Oh ok thanks.[:D]

vintage books
03-03-2012, 06:07 PM
Jim, are you sure it is a wire bail jar? It would have to have 2 holes, one on each side to hold the wires. Does yours have theses?

epackage
03-03-2012, 07:52 PM
ORIGINAL: vintage books

Jim, are you sure it is a wire bail jar? It would have to have 2 holes, one on each side to hold the wires. Does yours have theses?

I posted a pic of his bottle with the bail and top, so I'm guessing his should have had it too..

jarsnstuff
03-03-2012, 10:00 PM
These jars were made in the 1970's, in pint size only. So the base embossing here is pretty misleading - especially since machine made jars didn't come along until about 1900. There were also Mason (star) jars made in quarts and pints with a regular screw on type lid and band - also during the same time frame. -Tammy

2find4me
03-04-2012, 11:45 AM
Wait I'm confused. So is it a reproduction?

RED Matthews
03-04-2012, 11:52 AM
No 2find4me. It isn't a repro. I must have a couple hundred jars of these types still in my mothers stored canned goods cupboard. They were used by her from about 1929 to 1950. They don't have much value, I just left them there - because she did. RED Matthews

ajohn
03-04-2012, 01:34 PM
ORIGINAL: vintage books

Jim, are you sure it is a wire bail jar? It would have to have 2 holes, one on each side to hold the wires. Does yours have theses?

absolutely sure. in the first pic towards the top of the jar is embossed " WIRE SIDE "
I'm not sure why mfgs.put those dates on the bottom, I'm guessing some significant date in history?????????