Who the Hell is Harvey Groman?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ball Corporation’s

 

Commemorative, Retirement

 

and other

 

Non-Standard Production

 

Fruit Jars

 

1974-1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compiled by

 

Richard H. Cole, Jr.

 

© 2013


Introduction

 

From 1974 to 1988 Ball Corporation produced a variety of home canning jars and other similar containers that were not part of their normal product line.  Most were produced to commemorate a special event, such as an open-house at a glass manufacturing plant, the passing of a milestone in the life of the company, or the retirement of a key employee, including the gentleman mentioned in the title of this book.

Others were issued as limited edition collector’s items, mixed with the standard jars for distribution to the public.  Complete sets and limited editions could be purchased by mail order.  Most, however, were never made available to the general public.  They were handed out as favors to attendees at a ceremony, or to customers, suppliers and other important individuals.

Since these containers were made in limited numbers and distributed to specialized groups, some are highly desired by fruit jar collectors, despite their relatively recent vintage.  This work is intended to provide the collecting hobby with a list of the containers that were created, and give enough information to allow accurate identification.  For each jar, the size, color, finish, year made, and the number made (if known) is provided.

For those people who ask questions like the one that prompted the title of this book, the entry includes a brief description of the reason the jar was made.  Any other relevant information surrounding the production of the container - the location, packaging, distribution, etc., is mentioned.  In a few cases, published production numbers are corrected.

This list includes those jars that were produced with the approval of Ball Corporation.  Unofficial jars made ‘after hours’ or that occurred from errors in the production could can not be documented, so no attempted has been made to do so.  Presentation jars made subsequent to 1988 by successor companies have not been addressed in this work.  Neither have those product containers (non-fruit jars) that were modified for presentation purposes. 

The information contained in Dick Roller’s Standard Fruit Jar Reference, Acorn Press, 1982 is invaluable, and this work is recommended for those wanting more information about these jars in general.  Where possible, references to this work are provided for each jar.  Likewise, Dick’s periodical publication The Fruit Jar Newsletter was the first to report the existence of many of these jars, and references to it are also given.

A good resource for determining the desirability of the jar to the collecting hobby, Doug Leybourne’s Red Book No. 10 (or most current edition) is the medium that most collectors use as a basis for buying and selling jars.  It lists almost every jar known, including most of those in this work.

 


Notes

 

Embossing

 

As most of the jars covered in this work were modified from existing standard production mold, the description of each jar includes only the embossing that has been added or removed.  The reader is assumed to know the basic characteristics of the standard production jars of the era.  Added embossed words are shown in green font.  Any figures or drawings that have been added to the jar also are described.  Those jars that are not modifications of production jars, but were made from completely new molds, are completely described.

 

Production numbers

 

The ‘official’ number of jars produced, when known, is provided.  However, it was common practice for additional jars to be produced above and beyond the “official” number, either as test samples for quality control, or surreptitiously by workers at the plant.  In several cases, the official number is known to be grossly inaccurate.  In these cases the discrepancy is noted.

When an official number is not available for a particular jar, a rough estimate of the number produced has been made.  Retirement jars were made in numbers from as low as six.  Jars given away at an open house were produced in larger quantities.  And jars made to be sold to the public ran into the hundreds of thousands.  Two million bicentennial Ideal quart jars were made, for example.

Therefore, if the exact number is not known, the entry will say “Unknown,” followed by one of these criteria, based on the author’s knowledge and experience:

 

very few - less than 500 were made

                                            limited - 500 to 5,000 were made

many - more than 5,000 were made

 


Bicentennial Lightning Series

 

To celebrate the United States’ Bicentennial birthday in 1976, Ball Corporation produced a series of jars patterned after their Ideal home canning jar.  After the production of this jar, with its glass lid and lightning-type wire bail closure, was discontinued in 1962, it had become popular as a decorative canister set.

The embossing on the new jar was basically the same as the discontinued jar, with the addition of a bicentennial emblem on the reverse side.  The design was not identical on all sizes of the jars: the half-pint and half-gallon did not have the Bicentennial wording around the emblem on the reverse.  Additionally, a second run of quart jars had a registration mark (®) below the Ball logo.

Because Ball did not wish to convert an entire furnace to make blue glass, the project was contracted to Wheaton Glass.  The jars were actually produced at their Millville, New Jersey glass factory.  The lids were made by a different company, Lancaster Glass, in their Lancaster, Ohio plant.  All are embossed with the Ball logo with a registration mark underneath.  The wire bails were made by a third company, the Pittsburgh Wire Form & Mfg Co., of Pittsburgh.

 

 

A. Production Jars

 

The blue Bicentennial jars were made available to the public, being offered through a mail order catalog.  A very large number of these jars were produced.

 

BL-1.      Bicentennial Half-Pint - Blue

 

Description:  Glass-top jar with Ball Ideal on front, eagle and star emblem on reverse, MADE IN USA on heel, 77 on base

Size:  Half-pint

Color:  Ball blue

Finish:  Lightning

Year made:  1977

Number made:  Unknown - many

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #104

Notes:  An identical jar was made in clear glass (BL-6)

 

BL-2.      Bicentennial Pint - Blue

 

Description: Glass-top jar with Ball Ideal on front, BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 1776*1976 around an eagle and star emblem on reverse, MADE IN USA on heel, 76 on base.

Size:  Pint

Color:  Ball blue

Finish:  Lightning

Year made:  1975

Number made:  Unknown - many

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #103, Old Bottle Magazine, Feb 1976

Notes:  An identical jar was made in clear glass (BL-7)


 

BL-3.      Bicentennial Quart - Blue

 

Description: Glass-top jar with Ball Ideal on front, BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 1776*1976 around an eagle and star emblem on reverse, MADE IN USA on heel

Size:  Quart

Color:  Ball blue

Finish:  Lightning

Year made:  1974

Number made:  1,400,000

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #103, Old Bottle Magazine, Feb 1975, Mar 1975

Notes:  Does not have â below Ball logo on front.  The quart was the first jar of the series to be produced, in October of 1974. An identical jar was made in clear glass (BL-8).

 

BL-4.      Bicentennial ® Quart - Blue

 

Description:  Bicentennial Lightning jar BL-3 modified with â registration mark added below Ball logo

Size:  Quart

Color:  Ball blue

Finish:  Lightning

Year made:  1975

Number made:  500,000

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #103, Old Bottle Magazine, Feb 1976

Notes:  Has â below Ball logo on front.  This mark had been added to all production jars in the interim since the first run of quart jars.  These jars were made in April of 1975.  No corresponding clear jar was made.

 

BL-5.      Bicentennial Half-Gallon - Blue

 

Description: Glass-top jar with Ball Ideal on front, eagle and star emblem on reverse, MADE IN USA on heel, 77 on base

Size:  Half-gallon

Color:  Ball blue

Finish:  Lightning

Year made:  1977

Number made:  unknown - many

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #104

Notes:  An identical jar was made in clear glass (BL-9)

 

 


B. Limited Edition Jars

 

Samples of the bicentennial jars were made in clear glass to test the molds, and for customer approval.  Examples of these have survived.  In addition, the company used the basic design of the bicentennial jar to make special purpose jars that were not made available to the public.

 

BL-6.      Bicentennial Half-Pint - Clear

 

Description: Glass-top jar with Ball Ideal on front, eagle and star emblem on reverse, MADE IN USA on heel, 77 on base

Size:  Half-pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Lightning

Year made:  1977

Number made:  Unknown - very few

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #104

Notes:  An identical jar was made in blue glass (BL-1)

 

BL-7.      Bicentennial Pint - Clear

 

Description: Glass-top jar with Ball Ideal on front, BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 1776*1976 around an eagle and star emblem on reverse, MADE IN USA on heel, 76 on base

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Lightning

Year made:  1975

Number made:  Unknown - very few

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #103, Old Bottle Magazine, Feb 1976

Notes: An identical jar was made in blue glass (BL-2)

 

BL-8.      Bicentennial Quart - Clear

 

Description: Glass-top jar with Ball Ideal on front, BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 1776*1976 around an eagle and star emblem on reverse, MADE IN USA on heel

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Lightning

Year made:  1974

Number made:  Unknown - very few

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #103, Old Bottle Magazine, Mar 1975

Notes:  An identical jar was made in blue glass (BL-3)

 

BL-9.      Bicentennial Half-Gallon - Clear

 

Description: Glass-top jar with Ball Ideal on front, eagle and star emblem on reverse, MADE IN USA on heel, 77 on base

Size:  Half-gallon

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Lightning

Year made:  1977

Number made:  Unknown - very few

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #104

Notes:  An identical jar was made in blue glass (BL-4)


BL-10.    Bicentennial Quart - Milkglass

 

Description: Glass-top jar with Ball Ideal on front, BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 1776*1976 around eagle and star emblem on reverse, MADE IN USA on heel

Size:  Quart

Color:  Milkglass

Finish:  Lightning

Year made:  1974

Number made:  5

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #103, Old Bottle Magazine, Mar 1975

Notes:  More than five jars were made, but the others were broken in transit.  The color of the jar is the same as an Old Spice aftershave bottle.

 

BL-11.    Edmund Jar - Blue

 

Description:  Bicentennial jar BL-3 modified with Edmund F. Ball signature across medallion on reverse

Size:  Quart

Color:  Ball blue

Finish:  Lightning

Year made:  1974

Number made:  5,000

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #103, Old Bottle Magazine, Mar 1975

Notes:  These jars were presented in an appropriately marked box.  The remaining jars were handed out at a party for Mr. Ball’s 90th birthday at Ball headquarters in Muncie on January 7, 1995 with a commemorative insert in the box.  An identical jar was made in clear glass (BL-12).

 

 BL-12.   Edmund Jar - Clear

 

Description:  Bicentennial jar BL-8 modified with Edmund F. Ball signature across medallion on reverse

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Lightning

Year made:  1974

Number made:  Unknown - very few.

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #103

Notes:  The clear Edmond jar was run as a sample, and never used for presentation purposes.  An identical jar was made in Ball blue glass (BL-11).

 

BL-13.    Building Jar

 

Description:  Bicentennial jar BL-2 modified with drawing of building and Ball logo on reverse, replacing eagle and star emblem.

Size:  Pint

Color:  Ball blue

Finish:  Lightning

Year made:  1975

Number made:  unknown - limited

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #104

Note:  Presented in an appropriately marked box.  Given to Ball employees in April 1976 to mark the opening of the company’s new headquarters building in Muncie, which is depicted on the reverse.

 


Bicentennial Mason Series

 

Another way that Ball Corporation celebrated the nation’s two-hundredth birthday was to issue a series of six home canning jars with an appropriate bicentennial design on the reverse, replacing the standard sculptured fruit design.  The “Commemorative Collection” jars were all produced in clear glass and made at Ball’s Mundelein and Okmulgee glass plants.  Unlike the bicentennial ideal jars, no samples in other colors are known to exist.

 

 

A. Production

 

The jars were produced in a manner that each case of jars would have at least one bicentennial jar mixed at random in with the standard production jars.  Any one who bought a case with no special jar in it could contact the company and receive one free.  Complete sets could be purchased by mail order.

 

BP-1.      Williamsburg Jar

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with * WILLIAMSBURG 1776-1976 * THE CAPITOL around a drawing of a building on reverse

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1976

Number made:  Unknown - many

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #122, Old Bottle Magazine, Mar 1976

Notes: This jar was the one most often modified to make the limited edition jars.

 

BP-2.      Mount Vernon Jar

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with * VIRGINIA 1776-1976 * MOUNT VERNON around a drawing of a building on reverse

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1976

Number made:  Unknown - many

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #122

 

BP-3.      Valley Forge Jar

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with * VALLEY FORGE 1776-1976 * WASHINGTON’S HEADQUARTERS around a drawing of a building on reverse

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1976

Number made:  Unknown - many

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #122

 


BP-4.      Concord Jar

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with * CONCORD 1776-1976 * OLD NORTH BRIDGE around a drawing of a bridge on reverse

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1976

Number made:  Unknown - many

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #122

 

BP-5.      Independence Hall Jar

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with * PHILADELPHIA 1776-1976 * INDEPENDENCE HALL around a drawing of a building on reverse

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1976

Number made:  Unknown - many

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #122

 

BP-6.      Fort Ticonderoga Jar

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with * NEW YORK 1776-1976 * FORT TICONDEROGA around a drawing of a cannon on reverse

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1976

Number made:  Unknown - many

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #122

 

B. Limited Edition

 

The molds used to make the bicentennial series were modified to produce jars for special occasions.  These were made in limited amounts and not offered to the public.

 

BP-7.      Asheville - CFG

 

Description:  Williamsburg jar (BP-1) modified with ASHEVILLE 15 YEARS CFG added to reverse

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1975

Number made:  Unknown - limited

References:   Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 245

 


BP-8.      Asheville - RBD

 

Description:  Williamsburg jar (BP-1) modified with ASHEVILLE 15 YEARS RBD added to reverse

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1975

Number made:  Unknown - limited

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 245

Notes:  The initials RBD stand for Ron B. Daniel, the plant manager at the Asheville, North Carolina glass plant where these jars were made.

 

BP-9.      Creek Capitol

 

Description:  Williamsburg jar (BP-1) modified with CREEK CAPITOL OKMULGEE OKLAHOMA added to reverse

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1975

Number made:  Unknown - limited

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 67, Standard Fruit Jar Reference #122g

 

BP-10.    Mundelein Bicentennial Jar

 

Description:  Williamsburg jar (BP-1) modified with 15 YEARS MUNDELEIN ILLINOIS added to front and JAB JKT added to reverse

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1976

Number made:  Unknown - limited

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 67, Standard Fruit Jar Reference #122g

Notes: This jar was produced at Mundelein to honor of the plant’s 15 years of operation.  JAB are the initials of the plant manager at the time – Jay A. Bittner, and JKT are the initials of the assistant plant manager, James K. Tucker. 

 

BP-11.    Guggenheim Jar

 

Description:  Independence Hall jar (BP-5) modified with VIVIAN GUGGENHEIM 10-15-59  5-31-76 ASHEVILLE added to reverse

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1976

Number made:  192

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 212

Notes:  Made at the Asheville plant in April 1976 to honor the retirement of Vivian Guggenheim, the plant nurse and the first person to retire from the plant that was opened in 1960.

 


BP-12.    Dellwo Asheville Jar

 

Description:  Independence Hall jar (BP-5) modified with FRED-CHARLOTTE DELLWO CROCKS IN THE BOX added to right side and VICE PRES GLASS MANUF ASHEVILLE added to left side

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1977

Number made:  Unknown - very few

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 245

Notes:  Manufactured at Asheville to honor the retirement of Fred Dellwo, a long-time Ball employee and the head of the glass division.

 

BP-13.    Hannah Jar - Clear

 

Description:  Williamsburg jar (BP-1) modified with BILL HANNAH 34 YEARS OF LEADERSHIP added to front and ASHEVILLE added to reverse

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1981

Number made:  Unknown - very few

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 127, Standard Fruit Jar Reference #122h

Notes:  Issued to honor the retirement of William C. Hannah, longtime head of the glass manufacturing operations for Ball.  See EM-3, SJ-1, SJ-2 and SJ-3 for other jars made for the occasion,


Wildflower Series

 

The success of the bicentennial series of jars prompted the company to repeat the concept, this time using flowers as the topic in a pint jar, made in Ball plants.

 

A. Production Jars

 

Like the bicentennial series, the jars were randomly mixed with standard production jars so that each case would have at least one of the special jars.  Complete sets could be purchased by mail directly from the company.

 

WF-1.     Lady's Slipper Jar

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with LADY’S SLIPPER ORCHID under a drawing of a flower on the reverse, replacing the sculptured fruit medallion.

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1978

Number made:  Unknown - many

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #123

 

WF-2.     Morning Glory Jar

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with MORNING GLORY under a drawing of a flower on the reverse, replacing the sculptured fruit medallion.

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1978

Number made:  Unknown - many

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #123

 

WF-3.     Black-Eyed Susan Jar

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with BLACK-EYED SUSAN under a drawing of a flower on the reverse, replacing the sculptured fruit medallion.

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1978

Number made:  Unknown - many

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #123

 

WF-4.     California Poppy Jar

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with CALIFORNIA POPPY under a drawing of a flower on the reverse, replacing the sculptured fruit medallion.

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1978

Number made:  Unknown - many

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #123

 

WF-5.     Wild Rose Jar

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with WILD ROSE under a drawing of a flower on the reverse, replacing the sculptured fruit medallion.

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1978

Number made:  Unknown - many

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #123

 

WF-6.     Sunflower Jar

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with SUNFLOWER under a drawing of a flower on the reverse, replacing the sculptured fruit medallion.

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1978

Number made:  Unknown - many

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #123

 

B. Limited Edition Jars

 

Unlike the bicentennial series, the wildflower jars had a dated, limited-edition version that was made available to the public.  This jar could only be ordered directly from the company - it was not mixed with the production jars.  Additional releases were envisioned, but the lack of demand caused the concept to be scrapped.

 

WF-7.     Dogwood Jar - Dated

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with DOGWOOD 1978 under a drawing of a flower on the reverse, replacing the sculptured fruit medallion.

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1978

Number made:  Unknown - many

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #123

 

WF-8.     Dogwood Jar - Undated

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with DOGWOOD under a drawing of a flower on the reverse, replacing the sculptured fruit medallion.

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1978

Number made:  Unknown - limited

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #123

Notes:  It is not known why these undated specimens  were produced.  Some were received by those who ordered the Dogwood jar from the company, so it is considered to be an authorized jar.


Buffalo Series

 

In 1976 Ball contracted to have reproductions made of one of its rarer jars from its days in Buffalo, New York.  These were sold to the public, but were never intended for canning use.  A series of reproductions was planned, but the lack of response negated any further releases.  The molds were altered to create special jars for the company’s centennial anniversary.

 

BF-1.      Buffalo Jar- Amber

 

Description:  Round jar embossed with BBGMCo monogram on front, AN HISTORIC REPRODUCTION MUNCIE, INDIANA - 1976 around a Ball logo on the base

Size:  Quart

Color:  Amber

Finish:  Straddle-top mason

Year made:  1976

Number made:  Unknown - many

Note:  Issued in a suitably marked box

References: Standard Fruit Jar Reference #179

Notes: Some exist with the blow-over not ground off.

 

BF-2.      Buffalo Jar - Clear

 

Description:  Round jar embossed with BBGMCo monogram on front, AN HISTORIC REPRODUCTION MUNCIE, INDIANA - 1976 around a Ball logo on the base

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Straddle-top mason

Year made:  1976

Number made:  Unknown - few

Notes: Sample jars made before regular production began.

 

BF-3.      Buffalo Jar - Blue

 

Description:  Round jar embossed with BBGMCo monogram on front, AN HISTORIC REPRODUCTION MUNCIE, INDIANA - 1976 around a Ball logo on the base

Size:  Quart

Color:  Blue

Finish:  Straddle-top mason

Year made:  1976

Number made:  Unknown - few

Notes: Sample jars made before regular production began

 

BF-4.      1880-1980 Buffalo - Amber

 

Description:  Buffalo Jar (BF-1) modified with BALL 1880-1980 added to reverse

Size:  Quart

Color:  Amber

Finish:  Straddle-top mason

Year made:  1979

Number made:  30

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 77, Standard Fruit Jar Reference #86

Notes:  These jars commemorated Ball’s centennial as a company.

 

BF-5.      1880-1980 Buffalo - Clear

 

Description:  Buffalo Jar (BF-1) modified with BALL 1880-1980 added to reverse

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Straddle-top mason

Year made:  1979

Number made:  12

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 77, 204, Standard Fruit Jar Reference #86

Notes:  These jars commemorated Ball’s centennial as a company.

 

 


Standard Production Jars Modified

 

The jars in this category were made by modifying regular production molds.  The specific details depend upon the time that the jar was produced. 

 

MP-1      Love Jar

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT MUNDELEIN added to front and JIM LOVE 7-24-33 to 12-31-77 added to reverse

Size:  quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1977

Number made:  Unknown - very few

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #121d

Notes:  Made at the Mundelein, Illinois glass plant

 

MP-2.     Dellwo Jar

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with 1944-1977 MORE CROCKS IN THE BOX added to front and FRED DELLWO added to reverse.

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1977

Number made:  Unknown - very few

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #121c

Notes:  Made at the Mundelein, Illinois glass plant

 

MP-3.     Bull & Bear Jar

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with drawings of a bull and a bear on the reverse above NYSE MSE 1778 BLL added to reverse, replacing the sculptured fruit medallion.

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1978

Number made:  900, but see notes

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #124

Notes:  This jar was made to give to stockbrokers at promotional meetings throughout the country, and commemorates the listing of Ball (BLL) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Midwest Stock Exchange (MSE).  It has been reported that only 900 were made, but from the number of jars known to exist, it is probable that more like 3 - 5,000 were made.

 

MP-4.              Illinois-Wisconsin Protective League Jar

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with MUNDELEIN ILLINOIS APRIL 1979 added to front and ILLINOIS WISCONSIN PROTECTIVE LEAGUE added to reverse

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1979

Number made:  Unknown – limited

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #121e

 

MP-5.     Washington Centennial Jar - Mason

 

Description:  Ocean Spray cranberry jar modified with A CENTURY OF QUALITY GLASS over BALL on front, OUR CENTENNIAL YEAR 1880-1980 - WASHINGTON PENNSYLVANIA added to reverse, and four Ball logos added to the base.

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1980

Number made:  880

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter pages 77, 141, 149,   Standard Fruit Jar Reference #84c

Notes:  Made to commemorate Ball Corporation’s 100th birthday as a company.  See MP-6 for a variation with a quick-release type closure finish.

 

MP-6.     Washington Centennial Jar - Quick

 

Description:  Ocean Spray cranberry jar modified with A CENTURY OF QUALITY GLASS over BALL on front, OUR CENTENNIAL YEAR 1880-1980 - WASHINGTON PENNSYLVANIA added to reverse, and four Ball logos added to the base.

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Quick release threads

Year made:  1980

Number made:  Unknown - very few

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter pages 77, 141, 149, Standard Fruit Jar Reference #84c

Notes:  This finish with the quick-release threads is normally found on packerware like pickles and jellies.  While not technically a fruit jar, this container is included because it has Ball logos on the base, because it is included in the standard references, and because it is a variant of MP-5.

 

MP-7.     Mundelein Centennial Jar

 

Description:  Standard production widemouth mason jar modified with MAY 24, 1980 MUNDELEIN added to front and a plate with 6 Ball logos on the reverse, replacing the sculptured fruit medallion

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Widemouth mason

Year made:  1980

Number made:  3,000

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, pages 77-8, Standard Fruit Jar Reference #171d

Notes:  Made to celebrate Ball Corporation’s 100th birthday as a company.

 

MP-8.     Janice & John Fisher Jar

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with GREETINGS FROM JOHN AND JANICE FISHER and OUR CENTENNIAL YEAR 1980 around Ball logo on front.

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1980

Number made:  576

References  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 123, Standard Fruit Jar Reference #85

Notes:  Some of these jars were filled with preserves, sealed with a regular home canning lid, and distributed at National Association of Manufacturers board of directors meeting on May 24, 1980

 

 

 

MP-8e.   Certennial Jar

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with GREETINGS FROM JOHN AND JANICE FISHER and OUR CERTENNIAL YEAR 1980 around Ball logo on front.

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1980

Number made:  unknown

Notes: Supposedly all these error jar were destroyed.  At least one example is known to exist.

 

MP-9.     Penny Jar

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with THE FIRST COPPER-PLATED ZINC PENNY BLANK added to the front

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1981

Number made:  500

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 117, Standard Fruit Jar Reference #93.5

Notes:  Jars were filled with copper-plated penny blanks for presentation purposes.

 

MP-10.   Simpson Quart Mason Jar

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with RUSS & SUNNY SIMPSON KEEP ON CHUGGIN and a drawing of a locomotive added to front, ASHEVILLE added to side.

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1982

Number made:  586

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 153, Standard Fruit Jar Reference #121f

Notes:  Made by the Asheville plant to honor the retirement of Russ Simpson, long-time head of Quality Control for the Glass Division of Ball Corporation, and a model train enthusiast.  See MP11, SJ4 and SJ5 for other jars made for the occasion.

 

MP-11.   Simpson Pint Jar

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with HAPPY RETIREMENT RUSS SIMPSON 8-1-52 TO 9-30-82 30 YEARS SERVICE GOOD LUCK FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT BALL CORPORATION EL MONTE CALIFORNIA added to the left side, a drawing of a steam locomotive inscribed 30, RUSS and PTH on the right side, and a railroad tender car inscribed R.G.S - RR added to the reverse with the initials PTH on the reverse heel.

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1982

Number made:  500

References:           Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 153, Standard Fruit Jar Reference #125

Notes:  Made by the El Monte glass plant to honor the retirement of Russell G. Simpson, long-time head of Quality Control for the Glass Division of Ball Corporation, and a model train enthusiast.  The initials PTH are those of the mold cutter, Paul T. Hayes.  See MP-10, SJ-4 and SJ-5 for other jars made for the occasion.

 

MP-12.   Holiday Jar

 

Description:  Standard production tapered widewouth mason jar modified with HAPPY HOLIDAY CARTERET PLANT 1982 added to front

Size:  Quart

Color:  Green

Finish:  Widemouth mason

Year made:  1982

Number made:  Unknown - limited

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 167, Standard Fruit Jar Reference #97.5

Notes:  Made in August 1982 at the Carteret, New Jersey glass plant to use up the remaining green glass as part of converting a green glass tank to a flint (clear) glass tank.  After Ball acquired Metro Glass, they discontinued all colored glass manufacturing. 

 

MP-13.   Guest House Jar - Mason

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with BALL (drawing of house) GUEST HOUSE on front, BBGMCo monogram on reverse

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1983

Number made:  120

References:           Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 159-60, Standard Fruit Jar Reference #96a

Notes:  Made to commemorate the opening of the Ball Guest house in Muncie.  William C. Ball’s former residence in Muncie was remodeled to create a hotel-like temporary residence for customers and other visitors.  See SI-1 for a threadless variation.

 

MP-14    Ketchem Jar - Mason

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with JOHN KETCHEM 40 YEARS AND COUNTING added to reverse and drawing of golf green added to base

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1983

Number made:  48

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 193, Standard Fruit Jar Reference #121g

Notes:  Made at the Washington, Pennsylvania glass plant to honor the service anniversary of Johnny Ketchem, head of shipping and receiving in Muncie.  See SI-2 for the same jar made with sipper finish.

 

MP-15.   Herron Jar

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with 1943-1983 40 YEARS OF CONTINOUS DEDICATED SERVICE ART HERRON GOOD LUCK FROM ALL YOUR FRIENDS AT DOLTON added to front, MUNCIE 1943-1961 MUNDELEIN 1961-1981 DOLTON 1981-1983 added to reverse, fishing pole added to right side, fish on left side.

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1983

Number made:  Unknown - very few

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 179

Notes:  Made at Dolton, Illinois in April of 1983 for the May 2, 1983 retirement of Art Herron, a Package Service engineer in Muncie.

 MP-16.  Glass Recycles Jar

 

Description:  Standard production mason jar modified with 1983 GLASS RECYCLES CARTERET N. J. PLANT added to reverse

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1983

Number made:  1200

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 179

Notes:  Made in March of 1983 at the Carteret, New Jersey plant for Pace Recycling, a cullet supplier, who filled them with candy and handed them out at a New York State Recycling Conference in Syracuse, New York on March 23-4, 1983.

 


Sippers

 

In 1983, Ball introduced a new line of jars with no threads.  This concept came from the practice of many eating establishments using regular mason jars as drinking glasses.  These sippers became the standard item for use in making the special occasion presentation jars.  A wire handle was provided with some of the jars.

 

SI-1.       Guest House - Sipper

 

Description:  Standard production sipper jar modified with BALL (drawing of house) GUEST HOUSE on front, BBGMCo monogram on reverse.

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Sipper

Year made:  1983

Number made:  Unknown - limited

Reference:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 159-60, 384, Standard Fruit Jar Reference #96

Notes:  Variation of MP-13 with no threads on the finish.  Guests at the house often were given them as souvenirs.

 

SI-2.       Ketchem Jar - Sipper

 

Description:  Standard production sipper jar modified with JOHN KETCHEM 40 YEARS AND COUNTING added to reverse and a golf green added to the base.

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Sipper

Year made:  1983

Number made:  288

Reference:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 193, Standard Fruit Jar Reference #121g

Notes:  Made at the Washington, Pennsylvania glass plant to honor the service anniversary of Johnny Ketchem, head of Shipping and Receiving Department in Muncie.  See MP-14 for the same jar made with a mason finish.

 

SI-3.       Cateret Safety Day Jar

 

Description:  Standard production sipper jar modified with SAFETY DAY JUNE 9, 1983 added to front, CARTERET PLANT FRANK CONWAY PLANT MANAGER added to reverse

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Sipper

Year made:  1983

Number made:  Unknown - limited

 


SI-4        Tim & Ann Jar

 

Description:  Standard production sipper jar modified with CARTERET PLANT JULY 1, 1984 added to obverse and CONGRATULATIONS TIM & ANN to the reverse

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Sipper

Year made:  1984

Number made:  Unknown - very few

Notes:  Made to commemorate the marriage of two Ball employees – Tim Bowen and Ann Brandis.  Mr. Bowen’s father, Otis Bowen, was governor of Indiana.

 

SI-5.       Groman Jar

 

Description:  Standard production sipper jar modified with HARVEY GROMAN 1946-38 YEARS - 1984 added to the reverse side.

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Sipper

Year made:  1984

Number made:  Unknown - very few

Reference:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 241

Notes:  Made at the Washington, Pennsylvania glass plant to mark the retirement of the Supervisor of the Machine Repair Department in Muncie.

 

SI-6.       Scholes Jar

 

Description:  Standard production sipper jar modified with a drawing of a sailboat and HAPPY SAILING ADDISON B. SCHOLES 1963-1984 added to the reverse, replacing the sculptured fruit medallion

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Sipper

Year made:  1984

Number made:  288

Reference:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 241

Notes:  Made May 28, 1984 at the Washington, Pennsylvania glass plant for the retirement of Addison B. Scholes, who worked in the laboratories at Muncie for many years, and who received numerous patents for his invention involving glass handling equipment and glass treatment chemical.  Ad, who continued to work part-time in the lab for years after his retirement, was an avid sailor, thus the presence of a sailboat on his jar.

 


Mugs

 

As the wire handle attachment to the sipper jars did not function especially well, a jar with a glass handle and a sipper finish was introduced into the product line.  These mugs quickly replaced the sipper jar as the presentation container of choice.

 

MG-1.    Billion Dollar Mug

 

Description:  Standard production sipper mug modified with $1,000,000,000 DECEMBER 14, 1984 around a Ball logo on the reverse side replacing the sculptured fruit design.

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Sipper

Year made:  1984

Number made:  Unknown - limited

Reference:            Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 264

Note:  Issued in sets of two mugs in a fiber box sealed with a label that matched the embossing on the mug.  Given to all employees who attended a December 14, 1984 celebration party at company headquarters in Muncie.

 

MG-2.    Wade Mug

 

Description:  Standard production sipper mug modified with 47 YEARS SERVICE BILL WADE 1937-1984 and a relief likeness added to the reverse.

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Sipper

Year made:  1984

Number made:  Unknown - very few

 

MG-3.    Hoover Mug

 

Description:  Standard production sipper mug modified with CHARLES A. HOOVER ROSS LABS 1966 1984 GOOD LUCK FROM BALL CORPORATION added to the reverse replacing the sculptured fruit medallion

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Sipper

Year made:  1984

Number made:  Unknown - very few

Notes:  This jar is one of the few retirement jars made for a non-Ball employee.  Mr. Hoover worked for Ross Labs, Columbus, Ohio, one of Ball’s major glass customers.

 

MG-4     Aul Mug

 

Description:  Standard production sipper mug modified

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MG-5.    Wirth Mug

 

Description:  Standard production sipper mug modified with GOOD LUCK DICK on reverse around a drawing of a box marked 43 YEARS 10 MONTHS R. E. WIRTH 1941-1985 BALL

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Sipper

Year made:  1985

Number made:  Unknown - very few

Notes:  Dick Wirth was head of Ball’s packaging design department, thus the symbolic box on the jar.

 

MG-6.    Moss Mug

 

Description:  Standard production sipper mug modified with CHARLES MOSS 1947-1985 GOOD LUCK FROM BALL CORPORATION on reverse replacing the sculptured fruit medallion

Size:  Ping

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Sipper

Year made:  1985

Number made:  Unknown - very few

 

MG-7.    Perry Mug

 

Description:  Standard production sipper mug modified with GOOD LUCK BOB around R. E. PERRY 40 YEARS 1946-1986 on reverse replacing the sculptured fruit design

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Sipper

Year made:  1985

Number made:  Unknown - very few

Notes:  Some issued in suitably marked box.

 

MG-8.    Bell Mug

 

Description:  Standard production sipper mug modified with R. DONALD BELL 36 YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE GOOD LUCK IN RETIREMENT on reverse in place of sculptured fruit medallion

Size:  Pint

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Sipper

Year made:  1996

Number made:  Unknown - very few

 

MG-9.    Priest Mug

 

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El Monte Jars

 

               As part of Ball’s centennial celebration in 1980, the El Monte glass plant produced a special spherical jar.  The jar was designed to be displayed upside down, sitting on the closure.  Thus, the embossing was inverted on the jar.  Since the base of the jar was thus in a prominent position, it was modified to make presentation jars for many years.  It is probably that jars exist that are not listed.

 

EM-1.     El Monte Centennial Jar

 

Description:  Spherical jar with inverted embossing BALL 1880-1980 on the front and EL MONTE CALIFORNIA in script on the reverse.  Base embossed OUR CENTENNIAL YEAR 1980 around a Ball logo

Size:  Unknown

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1980

Number made:  1672

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 77, Standard Fruit Jar Reference #87

Notes:  El Monte’s contribution to the list of special containers made to celebrate the company’s 100th birthday maintained the plant’s reputation as being the most innovative.

 

EM-2.     Cyriax Jar

 

Description:  El Monte Centennial jar (EM-1) modified with HAPPY RETIREMENT KENNETH CYRIAX MOULD MAKER 33 YEARS on base

Size:  Unknown

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1980

Number made:  6

 

EM-3      Hannah El Monte Jar

 

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EM-4.     Tucker Jar

 

Description:  El Monte Centennial jar (EM-1) modified with JIM TUCKER PLANT MANAGER 12 3 80 TO 9 30 82 on base

Size:  Unknown

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1982

Number made:  Unknown - very few

References:  Standard Fruit Jar Reference #87

Notes:

 


EM-5.     Only The Best Jar

 

Description:  El Monte Centennial jar (EM-1) modified with ONLY THE BEST COMES IN GLASS on base, and 1880 TO 1980 removed from front

Size:  Unknown

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1982

Number made: Unknown - limited

 

EM-6.     Wade El Monte Jar

 

Description:  Only The Best jar (EM-5) modified with MANY HAPPY ROUNDs BILL H. WADE 7-37 5-84 47 YEARS on base

Size:  Unknown

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1984

Number made:  Unknown - very few

 

EM-7.     Browne Jar

 

Description:  Only The Best jar (EM-5) modified with HAPPY RETIREMENT MURIEL BROWNE FROM FRIENDS AT BALL on base

Size:  Unknown

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1986

Number made:  Unknown - very few

 

EM-8     Ball El Monte Jar

 

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EM-9     Kozuk Jar

 

Description:  All The Best Jar (EM-5) modified with Happy Retirement Eugene A. Kozuk 1954 to 1988 34 YRS. on base

Size:  Pint 

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1988

Number made:  300

Notes:  Made in December 1988 at the El Monte glass plant for the retirement of Gene Kozuk, longtime quality control expert.


Salt & Pepper Shakers

 

 

Ball Corporation has made salt and pepper shakers in the form of miniature home canning jars since 1933.  Their shape and embossing would reflect the full-sized jars being produced at the time.  On occasion, they were modified to use for presentation.

 

SP-1.      Love Shaker

 

Description:  Standard production salt and pepper shaker modified with JIM LOVE ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA added to the front and 1933-1877 added to the side

Size:  Shaker

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Screw cap

Year made:  1977

Number made:  Unknown - very few

 

SP-2.      Asheville Shaker

 

Description:  Standard production salt & pepper shaker modified with ASHEVILLE 20 YEARS MAY 17 1980 added to front

Size:  Shaker

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Screw cap

Year made:  1980

Number made:  1,000 sets of two

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 77

 

SP-3.      Muncie Shaker Mug

 

Description:  Standard production shaker mug modified with 1887-1987 OUR 100TH YEAR IN MUNCIE around a Ball logo on the reverse in place of the sculptured fruit medallion

Size:  Shaker

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Screw cap

Year made:  1987

Number made:  Unknown - limited

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 390

Note:  Distributed in sets of two per box to attendees of celebration on June 12, 1987, open to the public.


Specially Produced Jars

 

Some presentation jars were made from new molds, not by modifying existing production molds.  Some were commissioned from other companies, others were done in-house.

 

SJ-1        Hannah Jar - Amber

 

Description:  Rounded-square widemouth jar embossed with BALL HOME CANNING on the front, a relief likeness above WILLIAM C. HANNAH GROUP VICE PRESIDENT GLASS CONTAINERS on the right side panel, and 1947-1981 BALL 34 YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP on the left side panel

Size:  Quart

Color:  Amber

Finish:  Widemouth mason

Year made:  1981

Number made:  33

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 127, Standard Fruit Jar Reference #98

Note:  Issued in a suitably marked box.  No closure was provided with the jar, as the threads were not blown to standard size.  Issued for the retirement of William C. Hannah, longtime head of the glass manufacturing operations for Ball.  Identical jars were made in blue (SJ-2) and teal (SJ-3) colored glass.  See BP-13 and EM-3 for other jars issued for Mr. Hannah.

 

SJ-2.       Hannah Jar - Blue

 

Description:  Rounded-square widemouth jar embossed with BALL HOME CANNING on the front, a relief likeness above WILLIAM C. HANNAH GROUP VICE PRESIDENT GLASS CONTAINERS on the right side panel, and 1947-1981 BALL 34 YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP on the left side panel

Size:  Quart

Color:  Blue

Finish:  Widemouth mason

Year made:  1981

Number made:  176

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 127,   Standard Fruit Jar Reference #98

Note:  Issued in a suitably marked box.  No closure was provided with the jar, as the threads were not blown to standard size.  Issued for the retirement of William C. Hannah, longtime head of the glass manufacturing operations for Ball.  Identical jars were made in amber (SJ-1) and teal (SJ-3) colored glass.  See BP-13 and EM-3 for other jars issued for Mr. Hannah.

 

SJ-3.       Hannah Jar - Teal

 

Description:  Rounded-square widemouth jar embossed with BALL HOME CANNING on the front, a relief likeness above WILLIAM C. HANNAH GROUP VICE PRESIDENT GLASS CONTAINERS on the right side panel, and 1947-1981 BALL 34 YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP on the left side panel

Size:  Quart

Color:  Amber

Finish:  Widemouth mason

Year made:  1981

Number made:  480

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 127, Standard Fruit Jar Reference #98

Note:  Issued in a suitably marked box.  No closure was provided with the jar, as the threads were not blown to standard size.  Issued for the retirement of William C. Hannah, longtime head of the glass manufacturing operations for Ball.  Identical jars were made in amber (SJ1) and blue (SJ2) colored glass.  See BP13 and EM3 for other jars issued for Mr. Hannah.

 

SJ-4.       Simpson Standard Jar - Wax Sealer

 

Description:  Round jar embossed with BALL STANDARD on the front, and R.G. SIMPSON 1952-1982 30 YEARS SERVICE and a drawing of a box car on the reverse.

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Wax sealer

Year made:  1982

Number made:  800

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 153, Standard Fruit Jar Reference #164

Note:  Made at the Washington, Pennsylvania glass plant from new molds made at the Penn Mould facility in the same city.  The jar commemorates the retirement of Russell G. Simpson, long-time head of Quality Control for the Glass Division of Ball Corporation, and a model train enthusiast.  The same jar was made with a mason finish - see SJ-5.  See MP-10, MP-11 for other jars made for the occasion.

 

SJ-5.       Simpson Standard Jar - Mason

 

Description:  Round jar embossed with BALL STANDARD on the front, and R.G. SIMPSON 1952-1982 30 YEARS SERVICE and a drawing of a box car on the reverse.

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Mason

Year made:  1982

Number made:  65

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, page 153, Standard Fruit Jar Reference #164a

Note:  Made at the Washington, Pennsylvania glass plant from new molds made at the Penn Mould facility in the same city.  The jar commemorates the retirement of Russell G. Simpson, long-time head of Quality Control for the Glass Division of Ball Corporation, and a model train enthusiast.  The same jar was made with a sipper finish - see SJ-4.  See MP-10, MP-11 for other jars made for the occasion.

 

SJ-6.       Fisher Jar

 

Description:  Class-top jar embossed with BALL IDEAL on the front, a relief likeness and THE FISHER YEARS 1941-1986 on the right side panel, I HOPE TO BE REMEMBER AS A BUILDER…AS A PERSON WHO ENCOURAGED PEOPLE AS WELL AS BUILDING IDEAS, SOLUTIONS AND PROCESSES - JOHN W. FISHER on the left side panel

Size:  Quart

Color:  Clear

Finish:  Lightning

Year made:  1985

Number made:  1000

References:  Fruit Jar Newsletter, pages 323-4

Notes:  Issued in an appropriately marked box.  Some jars were made with bubbles and stones intentionally added during the molding process.