Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Jelly jar.

In Bottles > Show & Tell.
Bottles3870 of 4219Pepsi Bottle 1970'sTodays pick...
Love it
Like it

Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 5 years ago


(107 items)

No. 72 Pat. in US. Dec. 22, 1903 July 17, 1906 38. This is on the bottom of this jar, read from the inside. I was digging around under my Grandmothers porch in WV when I found this when I was about 15. That was 36 years ago. Anyway, I had asked my Dad about it, and he told me he had used it as a toy when he was a kid playing under there. He was born in 1917. It is my favorite piece of glass I own.


  1. chad, 5 years ago
    I also just found this same glass in the ground yesterday and i was woundering if you knew more about it and if its worth anything?
  2. dorothy , 4 years ago
    i have the same jar,and would like to know if is wor
    th anything
  3. Vontrike Vontrike, 4 years ago
    I have never looked into it's value,,but this one is priceless to me.
  4. JSmed, 3 years ago
    These are a fairly common trash pit find. Almost every one I have ever found has chips or cracks. Most have base embossing but some do not have any print there. Must have been a brittle glass formula. I think they were for jelly products. An original tin lid for one would be very tough to find and be likely worth much more than the jar to a collector. The value of the jar is likely only a buck or two.
  5. Vontrike Vontrike, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the information JSmed. I used to love digging dumps, but all the ones I used to dig are on posted land now.
  6. JSmed, 3 years ago
    I had forgotten that I had a box of these preserve jars with tin lids found at a country estate auction one time. I decided to do some research on them and found some ID information for the type you describe. I posted some info and pics on my show and tell items.
  7. Vontrike Vontrike, 3 years ago
    Thanks JSmed.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.