The Collector’s Ultimate Guide to Canning Jars

It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year. So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections. Change It wasn’t trendy , funny, nor was it coined on Twitter , but we thought change told a real story about how our users defined Unlike in , change was no longer a campaign slogan. But, the term still held a lot of weight. Here’s an excerpt from our Word of the Year announcement in The national debate can arguably be summarized by the question: In the past two years, has there been enough change? Has there been too much?

The Collector’s Ultimate Guide to Canning Jars

Share this article Share But then came Nutella. In fact, the U. It wasn’t until Michele Ferrero pictured took over the running of the company that Nutella took off internationally. Pietro Ferrero – heir to the Nutella empire – died after suffering an apparent heart attack in His name was Pietro Ferrero and he began to experiment. His first contribution came in with a hard cocoa and hazelnut brick that had to be sliced with a knife.

Making the nut and chocolate combination soft was key.

The company also celebrated the day with street parties throughout Europe and a pop concert in Naples.

Type keyword s to search The Collector’s Ultimate Guide to Canning Jars These vintage canning jars from the s to the s are the staple of retro country charm. Aug 25, Jean Allsopp These humble glass pieces were designed for putting up fruits and vegetables in the days before refrigeration. Here are some of the most valuable finds from the s to the s, when hundreds of companies were vying for a spot on America’s shelves: The unique topper makes it of note today.

The short production window gives it considerable cache. When it was produced in , there was a misconception that the dark shade prevented spoilage. Prior to this detail, Hero users often com- plained about food going bad. When heated, it would melt to create a seal. Missing the topper cuts the price in half. The color was initially an error, but manufacturers began selling the popular shade in If a lid’s metal looks pristine, it’s likely too good to be true.

Today the scarce find proves that one era’s trash is another’s treasure.

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Share shares The excavated sites contained the remains of two Neolithic villages at Gadachrili Gora pictured and Shulaveris Gora The period is characterised by the start of farming and animal domestication, as well as crafts such as pottery and weaving, and the production of polished stone tools. State-of-the-art methods of chemical extraction revealed tartaric acid, and the organic acids malic, succinic and citric. Chemical extraction revealed tartaric acid, and the organic acids malic, succinic and citric.

The excavated sites contained the remains of two Neolithic villages at Gadachrili Gora and Shulaveris Gora.

Aug 25, Jean Allsopp These humble glass pieces were designed for putting up fruits and vegetables in the days before refrigeration.

Ball Bros was based in Muncie, Indiana. Glass jars with this embossed marking probably constitute the most popular jar for home canning ever produced in the United States. Hundreds of millions probably upwards of a billion or more! Hundreds of slight variations in shape, size, lettering font, glass color, base markings, etc.

Typically, they were made in half pint, pint, quart, and half-gallon sizes. Ball Perfect Mason — Half Gallon and Quart sizes Most of the earlier versions were round cylindrical in shape, and some of the later types are square with rounded corners in design. Each mold was hand-cut hand-engraved with the lettering incised backward into the inside surface of the mold, which of course resulted in the embossing raised lettering which is seen on the surface of the jar.

See this chart courtesy Minnetrista. It may take a while before exact duplicates are found — that is, finding two jars that were made from one individual, specific mold. There are various shades and tints of these colors out there. Some jars have embossing that is unusually faint for instance, just one or two letters within a word and this can sometimes be due to accumulated debris partially filling the engraving of the lettering on the mold itself at the time of making, or perhaps some other reason.

According to the stories, they threw them away, or intentionally broke them, fearing their enterprise could otherwise be met with bad luck. Sometimes the story accuses ordinary housewives of having done the same thing if they were especially superstitious. Most myths and legends are based on a kernel of truth, and this may be no exception to the rule.

The Collector’s Ultimate Guide to Canning Jars

Xenophobia In , we selected xenophobia as our Word of the Year.

The Collector’s Ultimate Guide to Canning Jars

Part of its success is down to the way that the middle classes have embraced the product despite it being so obviously unhealthy.

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Here’s an excerpt from our Word of the Year announcement in

A History: ’s Word of the Year

Some of that is the fat found in hazelnuts, but around 20 per cent of the spread is semi-solid palm oil.

A History: ’s Word of the Year

Privacy We got serious in

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