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Who owns Kerr canning company?
The Kerr name for home canning supplies is owned by the Newell (formerly Jarden) company, which also owns the Ball and Bernardin preserving supplies companies (info current as of 2016.)
When did Ball buy Kerr?
The Kerr glass plants were bought by Ball Corporation in 1992. Ball later left the glass container business altogether, and sold the plants to Saint-Gobain Containers.
Are Kerr jars still made?
These jars are still in production, and will be a match to any Kerr Regular Mouth Self Sealing Pint that you can buy off the shelf.
Where are Ball and Kerr jars made?
Bernardin is essentially Ball’s Canadian cousin. Ball, Bernardin and Kerr are all owned by Jarden Home Brands and are all manufactured in the USA. Bernardin are comparable to Ball lids in every way except for the design and that they are normally only sold in Canada.
How old is my Kerr Mason jar?
Check the jar from top to bottom. The Kerr name will be embossed on the glass. There are some general guidelines to approximate the date of a vintage Kerr jar between 1915 and 1930. The finish on a fruit jar can tell you roughly about the date it was made.
Where are Kerr jars manufactured?
Ball, Bernardin and Kerr are all owned by Jarden Home Brands and are all manufactured in the USA. Bernardin are comparable to Ball lids in every way except for the design and that they are normally only sold in Canada.
How old are Kerr Mason jars?
How old is a Kerr jar?
Many Ball mason jars have a number printed on the bottom of the jar, but this is a mold number that does not indicate the year of production. Rather, the mold number tells you where the jar was positioned on the glass-making machine that was used to produce it.
Are Ball jars made in the USA?
Ball Brand canning jars have been US made since 1884. Some of their bands and lids are also US made. The metal canning lids are not reusable, but the bands are.