While canning jars have been around for a long time, it wasn’t until 1858 that the screw-on lid was created.
Prior to that time, flat tin lids were attached to the jars with wax rings.
Collecting canning jars got its start in the 1960s with a renewed interest in canning and other domestic arts.
The earliest logo was the intertwined BBGMC—Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company—used on jars made in Buffalo, New York.
If you spend any time at all on Pinterest, you will know that all you need to have a perfect home is burlap, chevron, and Mason jars.
I can’t tell you how many posts I have seen that list 101 Uses for Mason Jars…of course, most of them don’t actually involve canning.
Lightning jars represent an important advancement in the history of home canning and are still a part of American culture.
Some historians suggest that the term "white lightning" may have been inspired not only from the effect of ingesting homemade corn whiskey but by the name of the jars the whiskey was frequently stored in.