The earliest E-Z Seal jars are from 1910 and are amber glass; they are among the most valuable.
What is the oldest mason jar?
In 1858, a 26-year-old Mason patented threaded screw-top jars “such as are intended to be air and water-tight.” The earliest mason jars were made from transparent aqua glass, and are often referred to by collectors as “Crowleytown Jars,” as many believe they were first produced in the New Jersey village of Crowleytown.
Are mason jars or balls older?
Quick Fact: Who Invented the Mason Jar? John Landis Mason invented the Mason Jar on November 30, 1858. In 1884, Ball Corporation began manufacturing glass home-canning jars, the product that established Ball as a household name and licensed Masons design.
Why are Ball jars so expensive?
So why are Mason jars so expensive? We go through the trouble of growing our own produce, making our own preserves, and then all the cost savings is taken up by an expensive glass jar with a red checker lid.