It’s that time of year. The garden bounty is abundant and many of us are busy canning, pickling, and putting up veggies for later use before they go bad. While food preservation is no longer the necessity it once was for cold-weather survival, it’s still a rite of the season in many New England kitchens.

In addition to their practical usage, vintage canning jars have become a popular collector’s item over the decades. Often referred to as Mason jars, named for American tinsmith John Landis Mason who patented them in 1858, this specific type of canning jar has a mouth with a screw thread for a metal ring or band.



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