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Authentic Buffalo Jar ??

dh1786

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May 8, 2020
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Illinois
i believe it was made in Buffalo New York between 1886 and 1888.. by the Ball Brothers glass company before a fire devastated the factory and they moved to muncie Indiana. im trying to figure out if it is the real mcCoy. need pro advice
 

breynolds

Member
Feb 22, 2012
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It doesn't appear to have a ground top which would help date it. Most preserve jars with smooth tops are after 1900.
 

embe

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Jul 14, 2019
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43
Learning along the way, but how smooth did they grind them? It looks pretty rough to me. But most of my experience is in the marble world with ground/faceted pontils etc. so it's probably apples to oranges
 

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