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SuzieBelle11

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I am new to collecting jars. A few years ago, I found a small jar. It is about 6 inches tall and the OD is about 1-5/8”. After I cleaned it up, I noticed that it had 261-5 Ball 2 A9 embossed on the bottom. There are no other markings on the jar. It reminds me of an olive jar. When did Ball make jars this size?
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The "261-5" is a catalog number or mold/style number assigned to that design. There isn't a date code on that bottle. Ball did not usually put date codes on most of their bottles. Many glass companies made similar bottles. It looks like a generic olive bottle. Some might have held capers, small gherkins, pickled pearl onions etc. It probably dates in the 1930s-1950s era.
Ball made a large line of "packer" bottles and jars (made for companies to put their own products in them for retail sale), liquor bottles, beer bottles, etc, as well as their "more-well-known-to-the-general-public" line of canning jars/fruit jars like the BALL PERFECT MASON.
 

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