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Hazel Glass grew quickly. By , the company expanded into a new plant facility in Washington, Pennsylvania where it manufactured it's only product--Mason Jar Liners eventually adding opal ointment jars and salve boxes but with advancements in glass manufacturing, methods and the introduction of glass food packaging to the country, Hazel Glass started to grow. With expansion came more plants, innovation in glass production and machinery plus the formation of a new company by Hazel Glass to meet its fruit jar production needs, Atlas Glass.

The Hazel Company continued to manufacture items from opal glass and began expanding its commercial bottle and jar lines. With competition from Libbey Glass mounting and because of the development of a patented piece of equipment that increased glass production automation, a 3rd company was formed called Republic Glass Company.

The new company made pressed tumblers utilizing a newly developed automatic press. This and other presses were developed. This company later became part of the Hazel-Atlas Corporation. To replace cork caps which were expensive and allow for wider openings in container designs, a third brother opened Wheeling Metal Plant to produce zinc caps for mason jars. The newly expanded corporation broadened its production to include economical tableware opening a plant in Clarksburg, WV to produce homewares earning itself the name The World's Largest Tumbler Factory.

The depression years and prohibition late ss brought financial stress on many glass companies but Hazel Atlas actually did well with many orders. It continued to make containers, glassware and tableware into the s. In , 10 of the 12 H-A plants in operation were sold to Brockway Glass Company, and it is unclear if the remaining two plants used the H-A trademark after that year. Hazel-Atlas produced dozens of different patterns, with unique names. The Hazel-Atlas mark, usually placed on the back of the product, is an "A" nestled underneath an "H".

The mark was reportedly first used in , according to trademark office records quoted by Peterson Trademarks on Glass. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archived from the original on Glass makers and brands. After searching through many websites, I came across yours, put two and two together, and figured out that my bottle was made by Hazel-Atlas. Any guess as to what this might have been? Scarlett, Your bottle was made in You can find a list of some of those permit numbers by doing a keyword search online.

Hope this helps, David. Any idea when this might have been released? Perhaps someone with solid info will chime in and tell us. I have a piggy bank with and patent applied for on the bottle, red cap with coin slit with cardboard insert still in place in the cap.

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What year was it produced? I have a bank like this, too.

Packed by Western Food Products Co. Your jar has one of several known mold engraver errors on the Strong Shoulder jars. Just want to say thank you, David. And a decent collection of reference books on glass-related topics helps a lot too! As well as that good ole Google search engine!

I have a light blue atlas strong shoulder mason jar with a zinc lid.

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It has bubbles in the glass. Are these worth anything? All blue or aqua-colored fruit jars are collectible. It says Atlas and underneath Atlas it says Special Mason. On the bottom there is the usual H over the A and then to the right an x and underneath a 1. Hi Daniel, Here is what info I could find: The earlier versions are round, in aqua or light green and she dates them as circa s. She writes that the clear version jars date from circa to the s.

My husband works for an excavating company and brings home vintage bottles all the time but this one has me stumped. It has the atlas symbol on the bottom with k above it and the number 9 below. Also on, I guess the front of the bottle it has what looks like maybe a chess piece and says 4 IN Any info would be greatly appreciated. I found a light green quart Atlas Strong Shoulder Mason jar. It has side seams and no defining symbols. However, the glass has distinct bubbles within the jar and even in the ridges on the lip.

While this might be a factory second, would it have any additional sale value? Hi Deborah, Older bottles and jars often have bubbles in them. I would guess that most sometimes almost all glass containers made before have at least some bubbles in them. This is a result of hand-made methods as well as the fast-paced production where there was less stringent quality control.

Often the glassworkers did not wait for all the bubbles in the molten glass batch to rise to the surface and pop before they started blowing bottles from the pot or tank.

RE: Hazel Atlas 1/2 pint 14-K-444

Some glass bottles and insulators are so full of bubbles the effect is amazing. Often there is a mix of sizes. In general, to answer your question………. If anything, they never detract from its value! It too has all kinds of bubbles throughout, however it has a seam around the neck just below the lip, and also vertical seams running down the body which indicate it was machine made.

Vintage and Collectible Hazel Atlas Glassware

The signs seem to be a bit conflicting on this because the machine would indicate a later date, but bubbles indicate an earlier date. Hi Andrew, Thanks for your posts! First of all, bubbles are common not only in handmade bottles, but also from the early days of ABM automatic bottle machine manufacture. Many machine-made bottles and jars from the c.

Even today, sometimes machine-made containers are produced containing bubbles, but in general the factory quality control is so strict that very, very few make it past inspection and onto the retail market. Please check out my webpage about numbers on the base of containers. Mold numbers and other numbers appear on the bases or heels of countless glass containers of all types.

You may even see mold numbers embossed on modern glass jars and bottles in your refrigerator or cupboard! I hope this will be of help! Los Angeles Brewing Co. How much is it worth? Hello Hilda, I am assuming your bottle is similar if not identical to a bottle shown on my webpage about Glass Containers Corporation of Fullerton, CA. Sorry, I do not know what the average collector value might be. Price guides published about collectible bottles are just GUIDES, and can only list a very, very tiny percentage of bottles known.

Anyone who tells you a certain bottle is worth a definite, specific amount of money is either honestly misinformed or a liar. The best bet is to try searching for similar bottles on ebay and check actual completed auction prices, or list it yourself and see what it brings. I found a small glass jar at an old dump site in sand city ca…on the bottom it has the markings then right under that is has the big H with the smaller A under it then under that has 0 33 does anyone know if this is an old bottle and what year or what kind of jar.

Hazel Atlas 1/2 pint 14-K-444

Possibly a date code for ? Or maybe some other type of information. Can I assume it is Hazel Atlas and when was it made? John, no info on exact date. You might have better luck consulting an in-depth reference book on Hazel-Atlas, or a site devoted specifically to Hazel-Atlas Glass Company, or to depression-era glassware. Platonite ware was introduced in I recently found a quart size and a pint size Atlas E-Z Seal glass canning jars and several different designed glass lids that fit them and a glass Ball quart size canning jar.

I would like to find the proper lids for the two jars. Do you know what the lids for these jars would have looked like? Of course, the older ones are in aqua or bluish-green, the more recent lids are in clear glass probably dating after the mid or late s. They are positioned on the top center of the lid just to keep the wire bail in place when the jar is sealed. Perhaps someone can shed more light on this question. Post a new thread here:. Can anyone tell me if the coffee mugs were marked? Lisa, the majority of Hazel-Atlas tableware is unmarked. Although as time wore on, it seems that some of their later ware such as that made in the s— mugs, soup bowls, cups, sugar bowls, etc are more likely to be marked on the base.

Perhaps a collector who is more conversant with the Hazel-Atlas lines of mugs and other tableware can chime in? Do you have any idea what this is? Hello Jack, I am They seem to have been especially popular in the early to mid 20th century and are usually made of white or off-white milkglass. I have a Hazel Atlas ribbed jar, with under the H A then a 3 below that. Any info would be appreciated, thank you. I have a pint size canning jar with a Hazel-Atlas mark I am trying to date; standard lid, clear, square base, it has a raised grid pattern on all 4 sides except an oval of plain glass on one side I am guessing for a label I ran across this site in my search.

Hello Wellnessclinician, These jars were produced usually in clear glass in pint and quart sizes in large quantities over a long time span in the early 20th century. If anyone knows, please contact me. Your jar was made by Hazel-Atlas sometime in the ss, but cannot narrow down to a specific year date. Hazel-Atlas Glass Company, made in mold number No information on exact year of manufacture……..

Do you have any idea what this bottle was for? Hi Neva, your jar probably held some type of food product such as pickles or a tomato-based product. They merged with Hunt Brother Packing Company in Here is a page with some info……… http: I have the Shirley Temple pitcher and bowl. Do you know where I can get the mug and what it should cost? The graphics on the repros are of poorer quality. But I would guess they were made sometime in the s or s. Not sure when discontinued. They look really awesome!

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Thank you for your understanding and support! OVIDE creamer in lemon yellow platonite, circa s. November 8, at November 7, at 6: June 8, at 3: January 21, at 9: November 25, at November 25, at 2: September 13, at 4: