03 October 2011

Vintage Ball 'Special' Blue Glass Jar SOLD

This Balls Jar's original zinc lid has long gone and has been replaced with an old tin screw top and glass centre. The bottle has scratches due to its age and a tiny chip on the rim - see photos.

 For a little history read below........

'Ball discontinued the use of their famous "Ball blue" glass in 1937. They had produced and controlled this color since the late 1890's, and it was caused by the minerals in the sand they used in their glass batch (which came from the shores of Lake Michigan) and also the amount of oxygen used in the furnaces to melt the glass.'

Dimensions:  height: 25cm   diameter: 11cm
Condition: see photos

Price: SOLD

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