Mason’s Patent 1858 (Straight-Sided)
Mason’s Patent Nov. 30th 1858
(Straight-Sided Regular Mouth Jar)
Possibly Moore Brothers, Clayton, New Jersey
Emerald Green Pint
Provenance: Darrell Plank Collection
We are looking at a compact, almost rectangular “regular mouth” embossed ‘MASON’S PATENT NOV. 30TH 1858’ jar in a gorgeous emerald green glass color. There is a zinc cap on a screw thread mouth. It is said that only a handful of these examples in this color exist in collections. Notice that the jar has straight sides and squarish shoulders.
Note: The museum has a very similar emerald green example from the Phil Smith collection that is pictured below.
This Mason pint, circa 1880-1900, is an unmarked base jar and the maker is unknown. The lettering style and spacing are similar to other standard Masons patent jars known to have been made by Moore Brothers of Clayton, Gloucester County, New Jersey. They are the same company that is thought to have made the deep Cobalt Blue Mason’s 1858 quarts around the turn of the century.
A small sampling of other Mason jars in the FOHBC Virtual Museum Jar Gallery:
• Mason’s CFJCo Improved – Clyde, N.Y.
• Mason’s GCCo Patent 1858 Jar
• Mason’s Improved Jar
• Mason’s Improved Jar – Australian
• Mason’s Patent Crowleytown Jar
• Mason’s Patent Nov. 30th 1858
• Mason’s Patent 1858 CFJCo Midget Jar
Primary Image: Mason’s Patent straight-sided emerald green pint jar imaged on location by the FOHBC Virtual Museum midwest studio led by Alan DeMaison.
Support Image: Second emerald green Mason’s Patent Nov. 3oth 1858 straight-sided jar. Base mark 1 – Phil Smith collection. Imaged on location by the FOHBC Virtual Museum midwest studio led by Alan DeMaison.
Support: Reference to The Moore Family Glass Houses of New Jersey by Bill Lockhart, Beau Schriever, Bill Lindsey, and Carol Serr
Support: Reference to Fruit Jar Annual 2020 – The Guide to Collecting Fruit Jars by Jerome J. McCann
Support: Reference to Red Book #11, the Collector’s Guide to Old Fruit Jars by Douglas M. Leybourne, Jr.
Support Image: Rare, Deep honey-amber pint with a zinc cap. Sparkling glass. No damage, excellent ground mouth with very little flaking. Strong embossing. Base embossed 3, Age: late 1800s – Greg Spurgeon and North American Glass
Support Image: A bright yellowish apple green pint embossed: MASON’S PATENT NOV 30TH 1858. Sparkling glass with no damage or stains. Smooth lip finish. Base: unmarked. – Greg Spurgeon and North American Glass. Jar description information by Greg Spurgeon.
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