I'm hoping to revive the "favorite jar" category, I still want to see your favorites. To start out the new year, I'm showing this unembossed, clear, slightly stained, not much to look at half pint jar. What I like about it is that it has a ground lip, a lot of bubbles, and a midget lid fits perfectly - making my set of 3 Mason's Patent jars into a set of 4 - and it's cute. I'm showing it in the company of the other 3 jars so you get an idea of perspective. -Tammy
Very nice jars Tammy ! I don't have a lot of jars and I guess this is not technically a jar but it is my favorite. Sadly it needs a lid I can't find. Joy minnow trap !
That minnow trap is cool.Here is my pick for the month. It is a clear quart nothing jar embossed Mid West, Canadian Made. What I like about this one is the Maple Leaf lid that came with it. Too bad it has a little chip out of it but this is the 1st one I have ever seen.[attachment=IMG_3416.JPG] [attachment=IMG_3414.JPG] [attachment=IMG_3417.JPG]
I've never seen one of those Maple Leaf lids before, not on any of the Mid West jars I've seen. I wonder if that's what it originally went to or if it's from something else. Can't think of any more obvious contenders though, I don't know of any jars with maple leafs on them.
Plumbata, thank you for the information. I've mostly been researching from museum and university catalogs, some of which give very detailed information down to what sites their pieces were dug from,...