Can the company / maker be identified by the markings on it? All of these questions might come to mind to the collector or layman, flea market shopper, historian, archaeologist, or casual hobbyist………..
and my site attempts to answer, in at least some cases if possible, a couple of these questions: Where, and approximately when, perhaps, was this piece of glass made?
He perfected a machine that could cut threads into lids, which ushered in the ability of manufacturing a jar with a reusable, screw-on, lid.
These jars freed farm families from having to rely on pickle barrels, root cellars, and smoke houses to get through the winter.
Blue Aqua or “Hemingray Blue” CD 257 “Mickey Mouse” style glass insulator.
" data-medium-file="https:// data-large-file="https:// class="wp-image-3187 size-medium" title="CD 257 Hemingray Power Line insulator" src="https:// alt="Blue Aqua or "Hemingray Blue" CD 257 "Mickey Mouse" style glass insulator." width="249" height="300" srcset="https:// https:// sizes="(max-width: 249px) 100vw, 249px" / Some of the information on glass insulators is from research originally compiled by N. Woodward, creator of the “CD” (Consolidated Design) numbering system now used worldwide by collectors for identifying and cataloging insulators.
Bottles, jars, jugs and containers of all types, antique fruit jars, glass insulators, fishing net floats, EAPG (Early American Pattern Glass), Depression Glass, antique children’s mugs, and other items are some of the forms of glass I enjoy learning more about.
I’m interested in the general history of the glass manufacturing industry in the United States, especially within the sphere of container glass, electrical insulators and tableware (both pressed and blown).
Injuries, especially burns and cuts, were commonplace.For urban families, Mason Jars allowed excess fruits and vegetables to be preserved for use later.These jars carry the familiar embossing "Mason's Patent Nov. This date refers to the original patent date, not the actual date of manufacture.Jars carrying this embossing, often with other monograms, numbers, letters, etc., were widely produced until about 1920. The identities of many actual manufacturers are unknown.
Lightning jars represent an important advancement in the history of home canning and are still a part of American culture.To read any of the “glass manufacturer profiles” I’ve posted (so far), and other articles pertaining to glass, please look along the right-hand side of any page for the list of , and click on any link in that list.