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Posted 7 years ago


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This is a Ball jar my husband found at the ranch where he works. It was out in the pasture by some rocks. We have never seen one like it and are wondering if anyone has any information about it. It has a Kerr lid, which is rusted on, I havent cleaned it, it is just the way he found it. The Ball logo is on the bottom, along with the number 12, and the patent number 90379.

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  1. Sheri, 7 years ago
    Looks nice, here away to clean them which is very easy, put a scoop of Oxyclean powder and then fill up rest of way with hot water shake or stir up . Let it sit over night it will do the work. If bottle still alittle cloudy rinse out then fill up with white vinegar let set over night again, bottle should look great.I do this for all my husband bottles.
  2. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 7 years ago
    The patent is from May 25, 1869, but the 12 is the plant designator. #12 is from Gas City, Indiana 1930-present. So that is the age range.
  3. john saly, 6 years ago
    found a ball jar to day,it is tall and kinda flat with ridges on the sides.has the ball logo with a number 2 on it and pat number 95607. any ideal how old it is? or worth anything?
  4. Abby, 6 years ago
    Found old Ball jar with patent # 90379 and #'s D13 and 5122 on bottom and the Ball name on the bottom..
    Could someone tell me something about it..Thanks!
  5. Naomi , 6 years ago
    I have just found the same jar it sounds like. It looks a little art deco? Mine has a 10 on it. Any ideas? It is a beautiful jar.
  6. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 6 years ago
    @Naomi, :::::why not jion the fun and post some pictures of your never know you might get some REAL help ....:-)
  7. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 6 years ago
    @John and Abby, ::::::::::why not join the fun and post some pictures of your never know you might get some REAL help ....:-)
  8. JSmed, 6 years ago
    Fred J Petty Design 90379 is the design # as in D90369. Patent filed 4 29 1933. Made in several sizes.
    Fairly common trash pit find. Might bring a buck or two at a bottle show if un-hazed or damaged in any way.

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