This item at Smith’s Tavern is a glass mason jar. It is composed of clear thick glass, thicker than single-use commercial glass jars, with a wire bail handle. The jar’s mouth has a screw thread on its outer perimeter to accept a metal ring or band. The words “Atlas E-Z Seal” are engraved on the glass.
The Hazel-Atlas company was in business from 1902 to 1964. During the 1940s and '50s, the company was one of the largest producers of canning jars. The E-Z Seal is a lightening jar, a design which has a distinctive glass bubble lid or stopper clamped to the jar with a wire bail. The wire is permanently affixed to the neck of the jar and the bail swings up “quick as lightning” to hold the lid, hence the name. [The glass bubble lid is missing from this item.]
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