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These diagrams should help clarify age differences based on both form and function.
With each chart the reader will find accompanying pictures to further aid in bottle identification and age.
The artifacts consisted mainly of the commemorative and retirement jars that Ball pumped out in the last 25 years.
To aid beginning collectors and those interested in bottles I have developed a number of bottle time lines.
It is unknown why Ball continued to make competitor jars long after having acquiring them." the discovery a cardboard box labeled Drey Perfect Mason.
It has no indication on the box as to who made the jars. Ball was the son of one of the five Ball brothers that founded the famous fruit jar company.
It makes sense, fits the facts and is simple enough I should have figured it out myself.
It would be nice if I could take credit for doing some involved research to come up with the solution to the mystery, but in reality I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
Chart 1 The Basics of Dating Bottles Readers first need to develop the vocabulary necessary to distinguish early and late forms of bottles.