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Hand-Blown Ball Amber Buffalo Jar Ball Bros Mfg. Co Mason Jar 1976 Reproduction Vintage Collectible

Winning Bid: $10.00

This is a collectible hand-blown glass mason jar by Ball Bros Mfg Co. It is in great condition, as pictured. I did not see any chips or cracks. There are tiny bubbles that occured as part of the hand-blown process, making your collectible Buffalo Jar completely unique. These commemorative jars will be 50 years old in only 2 years, making this a potential investment. One recently sold at auction for $50!

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This is a collectible hand-blown glass mason jar by Ball Bros Mfg Co. It is in great condition, as pictured. I did not see any chips or cracks. There are tiny bubbles that occured as part of the hand-blown process, making your collectible Buffalo Jar completely unique. These commemorative jars will be 50 years old in only 2 years, making this a potential investment. One recently sold at auction for $50!

About Buffalo Jars

In 1976, Ball Corporation decided to reproduce one of the rarest Ball jars: a quart amber hand-blown “Buffalo Jar.”

They were made by the Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company in Buffalo, New York, from around 1885 to 1886. The amber jars were embossed with “BBGMCo.”, the 19th century Ball Brothers logo. To make them as authentic as possible, Ball hired glassblower Joe Miller, an employee of the Indiana Glass Company in Dunkirk, Indiana, to do the job. According to the August 18, 1976 issue of The Star Press, these were the “first fruit jars to be hand-blown in this country in almost 70 years.”

 The jars came with a white milk glass lid and a zinc band. The Ball-made milk glass lids had lettering that was slightly larger than the originals, but the wording was the same. The zinc bands were produced at the Ball Zinc Division plant in Greeneville, Tennessee, and the off-white synthetic rubber rings were manufactured by the Ball Rubber Division in Chardon, Ohio. These special jars were sold by mail order, and each included a small brochure and its own presentation box.

 Ball made it very clear that these were reproductions. The embossed lettering on the bottom of the jars read, “A Historic Reproduction / No. 1 / The Amber Buffalo Jar / Muncie, Indiana – 1976.” This was also the first time that the word “Muncie” appeared on a Ball fruit jar.

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Highest bidder was: Cdlforhope

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Cdlforhope May 24, 2024 8:45 pm *******
Auction started May 20, 2024 7:36 pm

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