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Object Name Lid, Canning
Catalog Number 2014.22.16
Description Hemingray aqua glass fruit jar lid with a dimple in the middle. When the lid is in the closed position, a metal cam rests in the dimple. The embossing on the lid reads, "Patented May 25th 1886."
Material glass
Dimensions H-0.875 Dia-2.875 inches
Search Terms Hemingray Glass Company
Muncie
Delaware County
Subjects Canning
Glass
Glass industry
Glassworking
Food preservation
Businesses
Industry
Manufacturing
Lids
Classification Glass
Business & Commerce
Industries
Manufacturing
Imagefile 095\20142216.JPG
Year Range from 1888
Year Range to 1909
Notes See "Media" for patent information.


The trademark "Globe" for fruit jars was registered by the Hemingray Glass Company on February 3, 1903, with usage claimed since February 1886. It would seem from this fact that the earliest Globe jars were made at Hemingray's Covington, Kentucky plant. In 1888, they built a new plant in Muncie, Indiana and within a few years most of their glass was made there.

The Standard Fruit Jar Reference, 2010, page 216
Made Hemingray Glass Company