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I found this mason!

coreya

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There are no date codes on the old mason jars, that's a mold mark used to id a specific mold used and there are thousands of variations. It's hard to tell but the jar appears to be a # 1920 in the Red Book made by the Consolidated Fruit Jar Co. which was in business from 1871 to 1908
 

botlguy

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There are no date codes on the old mason jars, that's a mold mark used to id a specific mold used and there are thousands of variations. It's hard to tell but the jar appears to be a # 1920 in the Red Book made by the Consolidated Fruit Jar Co. which was in business from 1871 to 1908
coreya, does the large cross appear in the Red Book or is this possibly an anomaly?
 

coreya

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The only thing indicated for the base embossing is " Wide Variety of Base Embossing ". I have 30 or 40 of these and after a quick check nothing with that large of a cross but there were as I wrote before Thousands of variations as the molds were all hand embossed and the numbers & symbols varied from worker to worker. That said I would not call it an anomaly but rather what the worker needed to do to identify a particular mold.
 

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