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From the new spot. One of the few interesting things that wasn't busted..
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I have the exact same jelly glass that is turning purple.Mine was found in Goldfield Nevada.
 

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Is it a jelly jar?
Is there a way to tell how old?
The newest stuff around it was early 30's.
 

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Don't quote me on this, but I think I have read somewhere that some (or all) of these kinds of patented jars with the "stepped" rim were originally filled with a meat product, such as "potted meat", "meat paste", sliced cured meat or bacon of some type. They were often saved and reused as jelly glasses or jelly jars.

There are still jars made today (they don't look anything like that), but, for instance, products from Armour Meats.

If someone has better info on this, please post it!
 

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Is it a jelly jar?
Is there a way to tell how old?
The newest stuff around it was early 30's.
Your jar is a jelly jar from the turn of the 20th. century.It used a clap down tin lid.IThe jar has turned sun-color purple thru age.This is because of amisyst added to the glass batch to turn the glass clear!
 

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Thanks!
It's an interesting hill I'm digging in. Hopefully I'll get into some whole 1800's stuff.
 

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Don't quote me on this, but I think I have read somewhere that some (or all) of these kinds of patented jars with the "stepped" rim were originally filled with a meat product, such as "potted meat", "meat paste", sliced cured meat or bacon of some type. They were often saved and reused as jelly glasses or jelly jars.

There are still jars made today (they don't look anything like that), but, for instance, products from Armour Meats.

If someone has better info on this, please post it!
Never mind about the meat jars. There were lots of other jars used to pack potted meat, etc but I don't think these were specifically intended for that purpose. Those were jelly jars, and probably used for other products too.
Here are .pdf files showing the original patent specs and drawings for Dec 22, 1903 (Patent 747,451) and July 17, 1906 (Patent 826,105) https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/0f/89/97/64f53dde370088/US826105.pdf

https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/1d/5f/1c/c986e13296416d/US747451.pdf

The patents actually both pertain to the "pressure" closures / lids (where the lid is pushed straight down, not screwed on) not exactly the glass jars themselves.
 
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Dug a few of these with the pressure seal lips like that. Some were known as Giles jars. Sort of an early resealable jar I believe. Often a light SCA color. Made for many years. Here’s a recent post

 

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