John Landis Mason invented the Mason Jar on November 30, 1858. In 1884, Ball Corporation began manufacturing glass home-canning jars, the product that established Ball as a household name and licensed Masons design.
When was the Ball Mason jar invented?
Integral to this process is the Mason jar, which was created in 1858 by John Landis Mason, a New Jersey native.
When did Ball make blue mason jars?
1937 Feeling Blue Those blue mason jars were mass produced until 1937 using sand from around Lake Michigan. It was that sand that gave the glass its blue hue.
What do the numbers on the bottom of mason jars mean?
Many Ball mason jars have a number printed on the bottom of the jar, but this is a mold number that does not indicate the year of production. Rather, the mold number tells you where the jar was positioned on the glass-making machine that was used to produce it.