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Background Information

Employment History

Founder

Hermetic Fruit Jar Company

Web References (13 Total References)


Canning Confusion: History of Canning Jars - Prim Mart

primmart.com [cached]

Alexander H. Kerr founded the Hermetic Fruit Jar Company in 1903 and among their first commercial products were the Economy and Self Sealing jars.

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Mr. Kerr later invented a smaller, flat metal disk with the same permanent composition gasket.


Pictures of Antique Mason Jars [Slideshow]

antiques.lovetoknow.com [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.


In 1903 Alexander H. Kerr ...

frankspickledpeppers.com [cached]

In 1903 Alexander H. Kerr founded the Hermetic Fruit Jar Company.

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In 1915 Kerr invented a smaller flat metal disk with the same permanent composition gasket. The lid sealed on the top of a mason jar with a separate threaded metal ring holding 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.


In 1903 Alexander H. Kerr ...

frankspickledpeppers.com [cached]

In 1903 Alexander H. Kerr founded the Hermetic Fruit Jar Company.

...
In 1915 Kerr invented a smaller flat metal disk with the same permanent composition gasket. The lid sealed on the top of a mason jar with a separate threaded metal ring holding 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.


In 1903 Alexander H. Kerr ...

frankspickledpeppers.com [cached]

In 1903 Alexander H. Kerr founded the Hermetic Fruit Jar Company.

...
In 1915 Kerr invented a smaller flat metal disk with the same permanent composition gasket. The lid sealed on the top of a mason jar with a separate threaded metal ring holding 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.

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