History of a Canning Jar

History of the Mason Jar

Welcome to the History of the Mason Jar, a timeline that lays out the many adaptations the common canning jar went through to become the wide-mouthed, multi-purpose glass jar we use today. Canning is an American tradition, since the 1800’s Americans have been preserving family recipes. These heirlooms are part of tradition passed on from generation to generation. Learn here how this tradition was born.

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