By Kira Noblezada 4A
1858 - John Mason created and patented his design for the first "Mason Jar." This helped people everywhere. Whether it was soldiers storing their food or people preserving their food and making their food.
1869 - John Mason adds a rubber seal to his design and it is being used more widely across the world. This made the jar more effective and work better.
1879 - John Mason's patent expires and other companies, such as Ball, create their own improved versions of the jar.
1886 - Ball's idea succeeds and Mason Jars soon start to be called Ball jars, too.
1887 to Now - Regular people like you and me use Mason Jars in brand new ways that John Mason never would've expected for his invention!
How does it work?
First "Canning Jar"
Not as tightly sealed, but still effective.
Ball's Interpretation/ Model
Ball made their own version of the Mason Jar.
John Mason's Design
This is John Mason's actual sketch/ design of his new invention.
Mason Jar Flower Pot
People make things like planters and such to display their gardens!
Mason Jar... Lamp?!
This one is a little less practical, but very cute. They used a mason jar to create a hanging lamp!
Mason jars are used on a wide range of decoration.