I’ve gotten most of my canning jars either for free from the attic of someone eager to be rid of them or from the classifieds. You can buy them cheap from the penny papers. Sometimes they come with stuff still in them, which is kinda gross because it’s always old stuff, but cleaning them out is worth the bargain. You never know what you’re going to find when you open a box of old jars. These are a couple of my favorites because they’re so unusual. One is a Ball jar and the other says Eagle Mason. Both of these jars are in odd sizes you don’t see around today–they hold three cups, so they are the halfway size between a pint jar and a quart jar. The Ball jar fits a wide-mouth lid, and the Eagle Mason looks like it should fit a regular-mouth–but doesn’t. (The regular mouth lid is too big.) I’m always hoping I’ll come across a lid that fits it, but I doubt I’d can anything in it anyway. (I’ve rarely had a jar break in the canner, but I wouldn’t risk it with these.) I love my odd jars!
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