Antique Mason’s 1858 Fruit Canning Jar with Maltese Cross Symbol


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We have for sale an Antique Mason’s 1858 Fruit Canning Jar with Maltese Cross Symbol.
Wonderful find this 1858 aqua-blue quart size fruit jar with zinc lid.
The Mason’s Fruit Jar was made by several different companies across America in the mid and late 1800s.
This jar is known as the Maltese Cross symbol jar made by, Hero Glass Works / Hero Fruit Jar Company, of Philadelphia, PA. Jars with the Maltese Cross symbol above the Mason’s name were the first gen of this type, later the cross was under the Mason’s name.
The base of this jar is marked with “PAT NOV 26 67” (Patented November 26, 1867). The rim of the jar has a ground edge which was a normal manufacturing process which also helps date the jar to between the 1860s to 1870s
The jar is light blue in color and has bubbles and waves in the glass very typical for the 1880s, the zinc lid is marked (Ball).

Circa, 1870s
Measures, 7 ½” tall, 3 ¾” diameter at base.
Marked, Mason’s Patent Nov 30th, 1858.
Condition, Very good with no cracks, has a couple flea bite chips on rim, glass is foggy in spots.
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Sku# 4960
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