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  Lot # 198
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  • Lot # 198
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Size:  QUART

Color:  BLACK (very dark olive)

Closure:  lugged CFJCo zinc cap

Appearance:  shiny glass

Condition:  good with the typical chipping of the ground mouth as shown

Embossing:  strong

Base: "5"

Age:  c1877

Availability: This jar is a recent amazing find from a thrift store. Made in 1877 by the Hemingray Glass Co of Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky. In that year Adam Dickey of Middletown, Ohio obtained a patent for black glass to be used in preserving fruit under the premise of a method to prevent discoloration of the produce. See the Patent. The introduction of opaque black glass for canning jars was apparently short-lived and not successful in the market, as evidenced by the very few examples of these jars now in existence. A stunning Mason jar to add to your colored 1858 line-up.

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