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What type of seal and lid would this jar have?

watertender

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Jun 16, 2021
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I am trying to identify what type of jar this actually is and if the lid that it has is actually correct or just married up.

I have no idea who made it, it appears to have a triangle with a H in the center on the bottom (very faint) but I could not find any mark that is similar in researching it. It also states May 21 1895 Safety Seal on the bottom.

The lid states Pat D Sept 20, 1898 and has a circle with a A in the center. Atlas maybe? Since the dates are different I am thinking these two do not belong together so wondering what lid type this jar would have had.

Is this a common jar? It has been kicking around my storage unit for years and just now digging it out.
 

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klaatu

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May 29, 2016
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The glass lid and jar do not belong together. The jar is a Safety Valve (RB #2538) & is rather common. The closure for the jar is a metal band clamp & glass lid, just not the one pictured. The glass lid in your pics would be correct for a couple of different jars: 1) B & B (RB #181), 2) The Dunkley Preserving Co. (RB #854-855) and 3) T.M. Sinclair & Co. LTD. Pork and Beef Packers (RB #2637). These three jars all took a flat metal clamp & the glass lid pictured. The B & B and Dunkley jars are only embossed on the base while the Sinclair jar is side embossed.
 

Nickneff

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Jan 6, 2021
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I am trying to identify what type of jar this actually is and if the lid that it has is actually correct or just married up.

I have no idea who made it, it appears to have a triangle with a H in the center on the bottom (very faint) but I could not find any mark that is similar in researching it. It also states May 21 1895 Safety Seal on the bottom.

The lid states Pat D Sept 20, 1898 and has a circle with a A in the center. Atlas maybe? Since the dates are different I am thinking these two do not belong together so wondering what lid type this jar would have had.

Is this a common jar? It has been kicking around my storage unit for years and just now digging it out.
I agree with k that's what I'm calling that guy that lid does not belong with that jar. looks like the jars is a wax sealer nice color I like it
 

watertender

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Jun 16, 2021
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The glass lid and jar do not belong together. The jar is a Safety Valve (RB #2538) & is rather common. The closure for the jar is a metal band clamp & glass lid, just not the one pictured. The glass lid in your pics would be correct for a couple of different jars: 1) B & B (RB #181), 2) The Dunkley Preserving Co. (RB #854-855) and 3) T.M. Sinclair & Co. LTD. Pork and Beef Packers (RB #2637). These three jars all took a flat metal clamp & the glass lid pictured. The B & B and Dunkley jars are only embossed on the base while the Sinclair jar is side embossed.
Thanks so much for the info. I am not an expert for sure so assume the RB is for the Red Book reference which seems to be quite a collector item in and of itself. Have been trying to see if my local library could find one for me but did not have much luck.
 

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