BALL PERFECT MASON: FRUIT JARS: PART 3
The Ball Perfect Mason was made from 1910 to 1963 with millions of these jars produce with many styles and variants along with many colors and shades. The Ball Perfect Mason fruit jar was first introduced in 1910. These jars used the beaded seal instead of the should seal. The words Ball Perfect Mason were in block letters for the first three years. Several of these jars had the word Ball superimposed over the word Boyds.
There is at least one Ball Perfect Mason that has a shoulder seal that I have seen a photo of. This jar is extremely rare.
By 1913 the Ball Perfect Mason jars would have the word Ball in script letters with a dropped (a) and an underscore line. The words Perfect Mason was off set with several different spacing variants produced.
By 1915 the words Perfect Mason was centered. These jars come in the colors of clear, ball blue, aqua, light blue, light green, smokey green, forest green, olive green, olive amber , amber, sca and all the shades in-between.
Around 1923 to 1933 the word Ball would no longer have the dropped (a) and would loose the underscore .These jars come in the colors of clear, ball blue, aqua, light blue, light green, smokey green, forest green, olive green, olive amber , amber, sca and all the shades in-between.
In 1933-1941 Ball introduced jars that had ribs on the side of the jar which aided in handling the jar. Jars were offered with or without these ribs. Also jars come with or without the underscore but still had the undropped ( a) with the exception of jars that is embossed Made in U.S.A.
By 1937 the color Ball Blue was discontinued but clear and aqua was still being produced.
By 1942-1955 the shape of the jar was no longer round. Now the shape changed to a rounded square jar with a rounded heal. These jars also had ribs like mention about with the exception of one variant. The common color of these jar were clear with scarcer one in straw yellow or vasoline.
From 1955-1963 the only change was that all had ribs and measurements were embossed on the right side of the jars. The color amber was also added.
Below are different ways the word ball is presented on Perfect Mason jars.
Below are photos of just a few of these jars from 1913 to 1933 in different colors..
Below are others Ball items.
From 1933-1960 From 1960-1975
Here is a corn flower blue Ball mason from 1910 does not have the word perfect and has a dropped a with the underscore. This is a unlisted color.
Note that there are always exceptions in information on Ball Perfect Mason jars and not forget about all the misprinted or error jars as they are referred to.
Fruit Jar Red Book 8 by Douglas M. Leybourne.
Frank & Frank Jr. (Wicker) Fruit Jar Collection.