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Old 02-17-2012, 03:11 PM   #11
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They are pretty hard to come by. If, and when I come across one nowadays, I just use it as a dry food storage jar.
I have four of them on my shelf right now. They have dried beans, barley, pasta and one is empty. Since I can't find rings for them, I will never use them for canning.
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Ahhh, now I understand. Different kind of jar, which was, IIRC, used strictly with open-kettle canning, rather than processing. I have several of those type jars. Like rocklobster I use them for dry storage.

There are no threads on the jars, however. They close using a wire cam that exerts pressure on the rubber ring.

My local Ace still carries the rubber rings. Or did as late as last fall. So I reckon somebody must still be using those jars.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:25 PM   #13
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Ahhh, now I understand. Different kind of jar, which was, IIRC, used strictly with open-kettle canning, rather than processing. I have several of those type jars. Like rocklobster I use them for dry storage.

There are no threads on the jars, however. They close using a wire cam that exerts pressure on the rubber ring.

My local Ace still carries the rubber rings. Or did as late as last fall. So I reckon somebody must still be using those jars.
Like I said, your small local hardware might carry them. You certainly wouldn't find them at Home Depot.

I'd say you live in an area that still cans the old fashion way. A lot of those jars are still being used today with just new rings. It is wise to not to try using the rings more than twice. And even that is pushing it. We always bought new rings each year. When you get your hands on the old jars, treasure them.
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Thanks for the replies. I will go turn them upside down right now.
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