Mason Jars are a preserving jar made in the US. Traditionally they were used for storing home made food like jam. They come in a variety of sizes and some limited colours. Each jar comes with a 2 part lid, the outer ring with the threads clamps down on a sealed disc.
Besides just looking great, a subculture has emerged where the Mason Jars are used as the basis for DIY projects, you can see a few of the hundreds of examples below.
No sorry. But you can order online now by choosing the jars you want above. Postage in Ireland is €10.00 for all orders and we also offer a collection service in Fairview, Dublin 3.
John was raised in Philadelphia and moved to New York to file his jar patent at the young age of 26. As a tinsmith, Mason first created the standard thread cap then the jar to go with it. The jars were an immediate success. They offered a more reliable method of preserving foods and were widely used across the country allowing homesteaders and urban populations to flourish. Like today, the jars were affordable and re-useable. For the next 100 years, with only some minor tweaks, mason jars were an integral part of food preservation. Although “canning” (the American term for home preserving) decreased in popularity in the mid-1900s, we are seeing a 21st century resurgence due to economics and desire for better food choices.