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Were glass jars used in 1864?

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Yes. Glass has been around for about 9000 years and glass bottles were produced 3500 years ago. The Jamestown settlers made glass bottles and jars in the early 1600s. Glass jars for preserving food were sealed with a flat tin lid and wax until 1858 when John Mason invented the Mason Jar with a screw-on lid. By 1864 a glass jar would look very similar to a modern peanut butter jar.

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