Vintage Wheaton Canning Jar - Hinged Lid - One Cup Capacity
Vintage Wheaton Canning Jar - Hinged Lid - One Cup Capacity
Vintage Wheaton Canning Jar - Hinged Lid - One Cup Capacity
Vintage Wheaton Canning Jar - Hinged Lid - One Cup Capacity
Vintage Wheaton Canning Jar - Hinged Lid - One Cup Capacity
Vintage Wheaton Canning Jar - Hinged Lid - One Cup Capacity
Vintage Wheaton Canning Jar - Hinged Lid - One Cup Capacity
Vintage Wheaton Canning Jar - Hinged Lid - One Cup Capacity

Vintage Wheaton Canning Jar - Hinged Lid - One Cup Capacity

Regular price $13 now $9

In wildness is the preservation of the world. Henry David Thoreau

{HISTORY} 

Manufactured by the Wheaton Company in Millville, New Jersey, this vintage canning jar was part of a long line of specialty glass storage containers. Originally a maker of pharmaceutical bottles beginning in the 1800's, Wheaton branched out in the early 1900's to the home canning industry who was struggling to keep preserved food fresh while also not tasting metallic ( a problem that occurred with tin-type vessels). The innovation of a threaded rim on glass jars made way for the revolutionary Mason Jar that home canners have depended on for over a century now. But just before that invention, the next best thing to secure closure was this metal hinge style glass jar that locked the lid down tight against a self-sealing rubber ring. 

Most likely this jar dates to the early 1920's with its lightening style top and hard to find shape.  In the 1970's, Wheaton recreated their original old-time bottles as part of a company commemoration celebration, which made this style jar popular again and reminded people that pretty farm-fresh foods can come in equally pretty packaging. The collectors market hasn't faltered since, making these little workers still highly sought after today. 

{SPECIAL FEATURES}

- Working hinge closure

- Original rubber seal

- Three separate pieces are easy to clean

- Marked on bottom: WHEATON 24 U.S.A

{CONDITION} 

- In great vintage kitchen with no cracks or chips on the glass container or glass lid. The rubber ring has dried out a bit due to age and although it is fully intact you might want to consider removing it altogether if you plan on using this container for food storage. If you decide to hold other non-food items than the rubber ring would be fine to stay in place. 

{SIZE} 

Measures 5.25" inches (height) x 2.5" inches (diameter).

{WHY YOU NEED IT}

Replace all your plastic tupperware for healthier glass storage containers! This little darling makes a lovely petite holder for salad dressings, spices,  butter, and cheese or an individually portioned container for foods on the go - like yogurt or granola or applesauce. It also works great as storage for a bevy of non-food items as well.  

Vintage Wheaton Canning Jar - Hinged Lid - One Cup Capacity
Vintage Wheaton Canning Jar - Hinged Lid - One Cup Capacity
Vintage Wheaton Canning Jar - Hinged Lid - One Cup Capacity
Vintage Wheaton Canning Jar - Hinged Lid - One Cup Capacity
Vintage Wheaton Canning Jar - Hinged Lid - One Cup Capacity
Vintage Wheaton Canning Jar - Hinged Lid - One Cup Capacity