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    messed up ball

    bought this at a barn sale yesterday . had to give 2 bucks each . i was thinking on efor marbles and one for bottles caps which i bought there too . the ball jar on the right is messed up on the writing and the glass is not as clear as the other . so i got one of each . he had 4 more in the box . question ? is this a common jar with the mess up . also the messed up one has 2 marks on the bottom . looks like a v and an x . the other jar just has a v . any info would be appreciated . also i found out bottle caps do not display well in a jar (duh)

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    RE: messed up ball

    closer pic

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    RE: messed up ball

    and the bottom . also got the lids .

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    RE: messed up ball

    http://balljarcollectorscommunitycenter.yuku.com ya Sam,
    Both are very common jars.The one on the right is a reworked mold.I've read up a little on the different plants that manufactured Ball products,and how to distinquish them.Problem is,I've done way too much damage to my brain to remember the tech.stuff.[&o].Here is an excellent resource site for
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    RE: messed up ball

    thanks ajohn . think i will use one for marbles , most of which i give to my father . the other for small trinkets found while digging . thanks sam

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    RE: messed up ball

    I've got a Ball Book back from the 70's somewhere. Seems like they bought the Drey Masons and reworked the molds. Looks like a reworked "r" where the "a" is. Just a thought.

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    RE: messed up ball

    you may be right .it looks like someone did some grinding on this mold and did not smooth it out . almost like wood whittle marks . thanks sam

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    RE: messed up ball

    logueb,
    The Ball brothers pretty much bought every one out after they acquired an Owens automatic bottle machine.

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    RE: messed up ball

    hey sam nice jars early machine made, love the crudeness keepers in my book



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