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1976 Anchor Hocking Pint Bicentennial Jar, still full!

WesternPA-collector

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Mar 10, 2018
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Connellsville, PA
I'm in a bind with this jar. I found it in the woods like this, with contents still inside. I don't know what is in it. Maybe apple butter? Anyhow, the lid is completely stuck. Nothing I've tried has worked. I'm about ready to get a Dremel tool and cut the lid off. But there's risk in damaging the jar. I know these aren't worth a lot. But it would be nice to have it to go with the larger 28 ounce har I have. Does anyone have ideas on how to unfreeze the lid?
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jarsnstuff

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Aug 28, 2004
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California
All good advice. Soak upside down, start with water as hot as you can get from the tap. Let it set for an hour or two. Little WD-40, a little tapping, Repeat as necessary.
 

ROBBYBOBBY64

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Jan 11, 2020
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New Jersey
Wrench for jars are cheap...$6 on ebay if i remember correctly.back and forth motion after tapping lightly. Sometimes the corrosion binds back up as it rolls in the threads.
 

embe

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Jul 14, 2019
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Depending how long it's sat, whatever was originally in there would probably have the consistency/color of apple butter, lol. I'm curious if you figure out what it was.
 

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