Dating old kerr canning jars negative views on interracial dating
This book is still available new and used at sources like
For fruit/canning jars, Alice Creswick's two volume "The Fruit Jar Works" (1987) and Dick Roller's "The Standard Fruit Jar Reference" (1983) are the classics in the field.
For instance, the first category - "Sauces & Condiments" - has sub-categories based on a design theme ("Gothic", "Club"), shape ("Ribbed"), contents (Ketchup/Catsup), or a combination of two like design and contents ("Barrel Mustard").
Glass in particular, provided a combination of unique qualities not available with early day ceramic or metal containers, i.e., ease of manufacture, impermeability to the atmosphere, and inert in contact with virtually all food product contained within imparting no "off" flavors (Bender 1986; Jones 1993).
(Note: Bender  contains an excellent though succinct overview of early 19th century food preservation efforts, although the book is primarily devoted to the major closures used by the glass packing industry during the first half of the 20th century.) Although the variety of different shaped glass containers used for food products was quite extensive, many classes of food bottles and jars do share a couple traits in common.
The incredible variety of fruit/canning jar closures were a prime example of closure importance - a subject discussed later on this page.
(A "Lightning" bail type canning jar closure is shown on the canning jar pictured below.) Due to the similarities, this typology section also contains the large category of fruit/canning jars as they were definitely designed and used for food preservation containers though envisioned and marketed as being indefinitely re-usable (until broken) whereas the other food containers discussed here were largely used once and discarded.
In Munsey's (1970) classic book "The Illustrated Guide to Collecting Bottles" he used separate chapters for "Fruit Jars", "Food Bottles", "Milk Bottles", and "Candy Bottles" - all of which are covered within this "Food Bottles & Canning Jars" typing page.