Atlas jars history

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The Hazel-Atlas Company was an actual company from to They made actual Mason jars for home canning, as well as other glass items, such as depression glass and milk glass. Accessed December They also regularly released home canning guides which reflected the knowledge levels at the time.

In , the company was bought out, and entered the now all-too-familiar process of being digested by larger and larger corporate entities. You may see at yard sales or flea markets real, genuine Atlas Mason jars, made by the Hazel-Atlas company, floating about inexpensively.

The Hazel Atlas mark: a A nested underneath a larger H. The companies that bought Hazel-Atlas out seem to have stopped using the Hazel-Atlas name, and the HA symbol, sometime after Provided they are not chipped or cracked, the two square models 1 and 6 which take the 2-piece lids, could still in theory be used in following modern home canning recommendations.

The other ones, which use outdated closure systems which proved less reliable, should only be used for dry storage. Actual Atlas Mason jars. Click to enlarge. We have not yet been able to find out how they acquired the rights to use the Atlas name for this. A coating is applied at the glass plant to reduce scratching and scuffing. If scratched, the jar becomes weaker at this point and can more easily break. This would increase the risk of the jar breaking when used for canning. Also, the lighter weight of our current jar could make it unsafe for home canning.

Their lack of endorsement makes sense. After all, why would they? To be clear, though, these were still never the original, actual, Hazel-Atlas Mason jars certified for use and re-use as proper Mason jars. Some home canners still feel comfortable using these older, heavier Classico Atlas Mason jars for water-bath canning in a pinch. The question of course arises though of how accurately, over time, people will distinguish those older jars from the newer ones. And to be clear, this is not an endorsement of their re-use, however old they are: it is just a survey of the topic.

Again, for a fuller discussion of re-using commercial jars, please see: Re-using jars from store-bought products. Hazel-Atlas Glass Co. By Bill Lockhart et al. Hazel-Atlas Glass Company David Whitten. Old Atlas canning guide cover. Date unknown. Photos of filled jars on this were posed for photographic purposes.

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Atlas jars history

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