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Mr. Alexander H. Kerr

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Hermetic Fruit Jar Company
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The Kerr Economy and Kerr Self ..., 24 Nov 2012 [cached]
The Kerr Economy and Kerr Self Sealing jars were developed in 1903 by Alexander H. Kerr, who founded the Hermetic Fruit Jar Company that year. .... Muskegon County Museum a showcase for area collectors |
Simple Instructions for Canning Tomatoes - Associated Content .... Pint or Quart Canning Jars (Ball, Kerr, and Mason are all leading brands) Jar Lids & Rings (rings can be re-used but lids will have to be replaced each use) .... Antique Canning Jars - LoveToKnow Antiques. Antique canning jars are colorful reminders of Grandmother's country kitchen. ... Canning jars were an important part of the kitchen for well over a hundred years. .... Beginning Home Canning, Page 2 of 3 - Associated Content .... Part 2 of 3 Live green and save money by canning your own locally grown "convenience" foods that are great for your health, the local economy, and the environment.. Frequently Asked Questions -- Fruit Jars. Wax sealer jars as well as old canning crocks could be appropriate Civil War period ... old canning jars while taking advantage of the easy-to-use Kerr lids. .... References - A PRIMER ON FRUIT JARS. Alexander H. Kerr founded the Hermetic Fruit Jar Company in 1903. ... her old canning jars while taking advantage of the easy-to-use Kerr lids. ( The Illinois ....
Antique Mason Jars [Slideshow], 13 Nov 2009 [cached]
The Kerr Self Sealing Mason jar was developed by the Hermetic Fruit Jar Company, founded by Alexander Kerr in 1903. The Self Sealing jar was one of the first products that the company released. Kerr patented the first canning lids that had a permanently attached gasket, the type still used today.
A Brief History of the Home Canning Jar, 16 June 2009 [cached]
Alexander H. Kerr founded the Hermetic Fruit Jar Company in 1903 and among the first commercial; products were the Economy and Self Sealing jars.
Mr. Kerr later (1915) invented a smaller, flat metal disk with the same permanent composition gasket. The lid sealed on the top of a mason jar; a threaded metal ring held the lid down during the hot water processing. This allowed re-use of old canning jars together with inexpensive and easy to use disposable lids. The jar we know today was born! This two-part lid system transformed home canning safety and is still in use today.
Kerr also made the first wide-mouth jars, which Ball was quick to duplicate.
They also make Kerr, Bernardin and Golden Harvest canning jars. Alltrista's home canning product and more information on Ball jars, can be found on their website at .
BCNG Portals Page, 7 Sept 2006 [cached]
Alexander Kerr founded the Hermetic Fruit Jar Company in 1903 and in 1915 he invented a small, flat metal disk with a permanently attached gasket.The lid sealed on the top of a mason jar, a threaded metal ring held the lid down during the hot water processing and the jar we know and use today was born.
The Ball Corporation owned and operated many other plants located across America.Today, a spin-off part of their business, Jarden Corporation, manufactures Ball, Kerr, Golden Harvest, and Bernardin home canning jars.
Let’s hear it for the canning jar - August 4, 2004, 4 Aug 2004 [cached]
But it just occurred to me that Kerr, one of the nation's major canning jar manufacturers, has been around for over 100 years, so perhaps a little background on how these jars came to be is in order.
In 1810, the study of food preservation took a giant leap forward thanks to Napoleon Bonaparte's wish to develop safe field rations for his army.
Perceiving a lucrative trend, Portland businessman, Alexander Kerr, formed the Hermetic Fruit Jar Company the following year.In 1904 he changed the company name to Kerr Glass Manufacturing company, and by the time he moved operations to Chicago in 1912, had successfully developed and manufactured a string of improved canning jar configurations.His greatest contribution came in the form of a simple-but-effective screw thread metal band which replaced the spring clip.For the most part, this invention put an end to further changes in the Mason jar, and is, in fact, the standard type of seal used to this very day.
If you try either of the accompanying recipes, you can give a nod of gratitude to Kerr as you fill and seal the jars.
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