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Object Name Jar, Preserving
Catalog Number 98.37.785 A-C
Description Pint rounded square clear glass Ball Mason fruit jar. The jar, which is a part of the Wildflower Series, has the picture of a California poppy embossed on the reverse. The metal band has a square Ball logo which repeats three times.

Size: pint
Shape: rounded square
Color: clear
Closure: Mason bead seal
Opening: regular
Embossing - front: Ball / Mason
Embossing - side 1: (2 grippers, cup & ounce graduations)
Embossing - back: (California poppy design)
Embossing - side 2: (2 grippers, metric graduations)
Embossing - base: Genuine Ball 9 Sculptured Glass / 61A / Mason / Jar / B32
Mold style: cup style base mold, neck seam aligns, caterpillar mark
Logo style: script, closed loop B, no ascender, underline, circle R registration mark underneath
Existing closure: metal lid with metal band
Metal lid lettering: Ball (in square in fruit design, monotone)

A - jar, B - lid, C - band

Date 1978
Material glass/metal
Dimensions H-5 W-2.75 D-2.75 inches
Search Terms Ball Corporation
Mundelein, IL
Ball jars
Subjects Jars
Canning
Food preservation
Glass
Glass industry
Glassworking
Businesses
Industry
Manufacturing
Flowers
Wildflowers
Classification Industries
Business & Commerce
Glass
Manufacturing
Imagefile 087\9837785 AC.JPG
Notes Seven beautiful American wildflowers were used on a special series of pint jars issued in the summer of 1978. Six were packed for store distribution and a seventh limited-run edition, the Dogwood, was available only by mail order
Made Ball Corporation