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Is this a natural colour or did it receive a UV bath?
 

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It may have been, but that is also a natural color for this jar, if it was nuked, they did a good job of it, and I wouldnt be afraid of it. Just figure it had lain outdoors for a long time is all. I used to know of a guy who put bottles on a tin shed roof back in the sixties, just took about four years to get almost that dark.........Andy
 

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It looks a little dark and a little blueish for my taste but definitely could be legit. Gamma ray and other non-natural occurring exposure tends to add more blue hue than UV exposure. The density of color doesn't bother me as exposure to long term natural and artificial UV rays (OK in my book) could produce that in a relatively short time. I still color bottles and jars outside way up here in the North. I've had a whiskey 1/5 sitting out for 7 or 8 years. Jim
 

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Thx Andy and Jim. It came in a collection I bought. The color is purplish. It is a great color if it is natural. I do have several bottles with the same likeness of hue.
I could use an insert the same color if anyone has one. I will make room on the shelf for it.
 

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I have a Ball Special pint that's about this color. I was told many of the Ball jars will turn a pretty dark amethyst in the sun.
 

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Why does this website flip the pictures in the manage attachments section?
 

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I can't answer about the photo manager problem but I'm sure your jar color is O.K. I am getting ready to offer a few SCA jars for sale that have much the same color density. Jim
 

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I have to second the emotion!! that color is really ok for that jar, sometimes SCA looks pinkish in some lights and just purple in others, nice color for a jar......Andy
 

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