Dating Your Antique Ball Canning Jars

If you have some old Ball canning jars laying around, they might all look the same at firsts, but there are ways of determining their approximate age.  Over the years the script/lettering that is embossed on the jars has changed and this can help you pinpoint what era any particular jar is from.

9vdThe image above comes from Bob Clay’s web page about dating Ball fruit jars, and he has a lot of other detailed info on his page about the process of dating Ball fruit jars and it is worth a read if you’ve got some jars that you’d like to know the ages of.