In 1858, a New York City tinsmith named John L. Mason invented a machine that could cut threaded lids. He saw the potential for applying this to food preservation, an area that other innovators before him had tried and failed to improve. Mason designed a glass container setup with a threaded top, zinc lid and rubber ring. After this, the Mason jar took off in the city and country alike — canning was easier, safer, and more popular than ever. Even blenders were originally designed to fit…

In 1858, a New York City tinsmith named John L. Mason invented a machine that could cut threaded lids. He saw the potential for applying this to food preservation, an area that other innovators before him had tried and failed to improve. Mason designed a glass container setup with a threaded top, zinc lid and rubber ring. After this, the Mason jar took off in the city and country alike — canning was easier, safer, and more popular than ever. Even blenders were originally designed to fit…

Mason jar storage idea for the bathroom- pinning to remember these lids.  I want a jar for dog treats but don't want to keep screwing lid on and off...should have thought of using without the screw rim...

Mason jar storage idea for the bathroom- pinning to remember these lids. I want a jar for dog treats but don't want to keep screwing lid on and off...should have thought of using without the screw rim...

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