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Mason's Patent Nov. 30th 1858

Early on in the history of canning jars the most popular form of seal was the screw-on zinc cap, the precursor to today's screw-on lids. The earliest successful application of this was discovered by Mason and patented on November 30, 1858, a date embossed on thousands of jars. Jars with "Patent Nov 30th 1858" were made in many shapes, sizes and colors well into the 1900s. Since they were made in such quantity and used for such long periods, many of them have survived to the present day.

Mason's, Cross, Patent Nov 30th 1858, Golden Yellow, Swirled, Quart.A quart golden yellow swirled Mason's Cross Patent Nov 30th 1858 glass fruit or canning jar

Mason's, Patent Nov 30th 1858, Olive Green, QuartA quart Mason's Patent Nov 30th 1858 fruit or canning jar in olive green

Mason's, CFJ, Patent Nov 30th 1858, Green, QuartA quart deep green Mason's CFJ Patent Nov

Mason's, Cross Above, Patent Nov 30th 1858, Olive Yellow, Quart.A quart olive yellow cross over Mason's Patent Nov 30th 1858 glass fruit or canning jar

Mason's, Cross Over, Patent Nov 30th 1858, Orange Amber, 12 Gallon.A half-gallon medium amber Mason's glass fruit or canning jar with cross over Mason's Patent Nov

Mason's, CFJ, Patent Nov 30th 1858, Deep Amber, Quart.A quart deep amber Mason's CFJ Patent Nov 30th 1858 glass fruit or canning jar

Mason's, Patent Nov 30th 1858, Yellow Olive, QuartA quart yellow olive Mason's glass fruit or canning jar with embossed Patent Nov 30th 1858

Mason's, Patent Nov 30th 1858, Yellow Olive, QuartA quart yellow olive Mason's glass fruit or canning jar with embossed Patent Nov 30th 1858 (2)

Mason's, Patent Nov 30th 1858, Yellow Olive, 12 Gallon.A half-gallon yellow olive Mason's Patent Nov 30th 1858 glass fruit or canning jar

Mason's, Patent Nov 30th 1858, Yellow Olive, 12 Gallon.A half-gallon medium yellow olive Mason's Patent Nov 30th 1858 glass fruit or canning jar

Mason's, Patent Nov 30th 1858, Yellow Olive, 12 Gallon.A half-gallon Mason's Patent Nov 30th 1858 glass fruit or canning jar in yellow olive