MAFJ&BC Show July 2003

Summer Show

Muncie, Indiana

July 12-13, 2003

These are pictures of the exhibition floor Sunday, July 13, 2003, at the Summer Show of the Midwest Antique Fruit Jar and Bottle Club at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie, Indiana. Pictures and report were published in the August issue of Glass Chatter by the Midwest Antique Fruit Jar and Bottle Club.

This is a “Mudge Patent Canner”. It was made to sit on a wood burning stove. Jars are placed in the cylinders and steam from water boiling in the base heats them.


Becky Monroe’s display of Alltrista Canning Products and their new line of picnic supplies. Alltrista produces many canning products and has come out with a new line of picnic supplies. All items in this exhibit are current products available from Alltrista.

Norm Barnett’s display of Original Closures won the “Most Educational Display” award. Norm Barnett showed a wide variety of fruit jars with elaborate, original closures. Many of these are rare and very difficult to find. 

Dave Rittenhouse’s display of Rare Pint Jars won the “Dealer’s Choice” award.

Glennie Burkett showed her “Devon Violets” collection pottery jars from England. She has added a few teddy bears for interest.

Tom Schumm presented The Standard Dandy Exhibit. The four jars on the left are “Standard” brand wax sealers. The six on the right are different types of “Dandy” brand jars.

Greg Spurgeon showed his “Wax Sealers” collection. Greg Spurgeon set up 57 colorful wax seal jars from many different manufacturers.

Dick and Lee Cole showed their Brinkerhoff Collection of items that were patented by Alexander W. Brinkerhoff. Corn huskers made of metal are on the left, fruit jars are in the middle, and ink wells are on the right.

Connie and Richard Sorensen showed “My Collection Has No Direction.” They won the “People’s Choice” award. A collection of fruit jars, bottles, and cans, and many related items. A quilt with a fruit jar design added color to the exhibit. 

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