Canning Jars:

Canning jars are almost the same as fruit jars. Even canning jars were manufactured by John L. Mason. The canning jars had a two piece lid with a center portion to seal the jar and a sealing ring to keep the center portion in place while sealing. Collectors are fond of a special type of jar known as the “lightning closure”. These jars have the words “Lightning” embossed on their sides. This jar had a “bail” closure consisting of a metal wire that leveraged the glass lid down, when it was pushed against the side of the jar.

Cookie Jars:

Cookie jars are an American innovation. They are decorative jars used for storing cookies or other edible items. Cookie jars are usually made of ceramic and uniquely designed cookie jars are collected by may people.

Candle Jars:

Candle jars are small candle holders made of clear or frosted plastic or glass. The candle jars available in many interesting and unusual shapes. They are good for aromatherapy candles and gel candles. The clear jars show off the color and bubbles in the gel candles.


Canopic Jars:

Canopic jars are ancient Egyptian funerary vases. The name Canopic jar was the result of a misunderstanding. Canopus is an Egyptian town; here Osiris was worshiped in the form of a vase with a human head. Early Egyptologists mistakenly applied this term to any vase having a human or animal head. Canopic jars were used to keep the viscera of mummified corpses. The viscera were not kept in a single Canopic jar. Different vases were used to keep each organ. The jars were adorned with the figures of Gods. The Gods portrayed on Canopic jars were the four sons of Horus, considered to be the guardians of the organs. The Gods were: Imsety Hapi Duamutef & Qebehsenuef. Sometimes the jars themselves were shaped like the Gods or the jar lids were shaped like the heads of the Gods.

Kilner Jars:

Kilner jars are rubber-sealed jars with screw tops. They were invented by the Kilner family. John Kilner invented the Kilner jars with his associates. He was the founder of the John Kilner & Co glass company. Kilner jars were produced by John Kilner & Co, Yorkshire, England. Kilner jars originally had glass plugs with rubber seals attached to them. The whole thing was secured with a metal screw-top lid. Kilner jars were used for storing and preserving food stuff as well as used for pickling foods like eggs, onions or garlic. The Kilner family enjoyed huge commercial success with the sales of Kilner jars. But, rival manufacturers quickly created new alternatives. In 1937 the Kilner family business became bankrupt. The United Glass Bottle Company bought the patents and trademarks of the Kilner jar. Kilner jars are easily confused with glass jars with lids having a metal hinge and rubber seal. Those are known as French Kilner jars in U.K. Modern Kilner jars have lids which are made entirely of metal.

Buying Jars:

While buying jars, it is essential to inspect the jar closely. Each jar should be checked for nicks or cuts. If the jar has a clamp that should be inspected properly to see that the clamp is not susceptible to breaking or has loose screws. Canning jars are available in many sizes, but most recipes use pint and quart sized ingredients. The size of the jar should be chosen accordingly.

Jar Collection:

From 1860-1900 glass jar manufacturing was at its peak. Some of those jars are still available today. For jar collectors, they are priceless pieces. Most jar collectors look for jars with unusual colors. Most jars are available in aqua or clear colors. However, at times some jars are produced having unusual colors like amber, green or even black or purple. Recently, there have been reports of a collector having acquired a cobalt blue glass jar. In recent times, the market has been flooded with irradiated jars. Ordinary glass jars are exposed to industrial radioactive substances to change its color. At times, high radiation levels result in amazingly deep colors. Jars with manganese dioxide turn into deep purple. Selenium jars turn opaque brown. These brown jars are sold in the market as amber jars. Many jar collectors have been fooled by irradiated jars. Collecting glass jars can be fun, profitable and challenging. The most absurd jars are sold for the highest prices.

Know about the following earthenware Jars and the their leading Manufacturers, Exporters and Suppliers :

Following are the potential manufacturers, suppliers and exporters of Crafts Items: