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Can anyone ID what these 1920-30s jars were used for? My guess is that they were for jelly, or pickled fish. They had lids that you pried off and pressed back on. There are rings just below the rims. The middle jar has either a crown, or chess pawn and the number 70.
 

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I recall having Jam once in a jar like that except the lid was basically a melted wax seal
 

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Yes, I was thinking jelly/jam. I'm not old enough to recall the wax sealed ones. I also dug this one up near those. The inside of what's left of the lid says "Consolidated Fruit Jar Company, New York, N.Y. The bottom has the Owens O in a square logo and number 34 (1934)?
 

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Yes, I was thinking jelly/jam. I'm not old enough to recall the wax sealed ones. I also dug this one up near those. The inside of what's left of the lid says "Consolidated Fruit Jar Company, New York, N.Y. The bottom has the Owens O in a square logo and number 34 (1934)?
The owens makers mark phased out in 1929 after it merged.
 

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I believe the one you mentioned as a chess piece is actually a capstan. It was commonly used on ships to help place heavy cargo, etc. Sorry, off the top of my head I can't remember which glass house used this mark although if memory serves, it was c. 20th century.
 
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My 1924-capped landfill is full of these, I always thought it was a chess pawn embossed on the bottom as well.
 
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I believe the one you mentioned as a chess piece is actually a capstan. It was commonly used on ships to help place heavy cargo, etc. Sorry, off the top of my head I can't remember which glass house used this mark although if memory serves, it was c. 20th century.
That was the Capstan Glass Company, ca. 1919-1938: https://sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/CapstanGlassCo.pdf
 

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