June 22, 2010

The Difference Between a Pint and Quart Ball Jar

If you are wondering how they compare, here's a pint on the left, and a quart on the right. The pint stands 7" tall with the pump, and the quart is 9" tall.

Of all the jars we have, the blue quarts are in the roughest shape. They have seen a hard life for decades. But since our buyers are trusting me to pick out their jar, I end up washing 10 before I find one that is acceptable. And even then, it's scratched, and maybe a flea bite or two on the rim. Honestly, it drives me crazy!!

My dream is to find an unopened box of blue quarts, all in brand new, never-used condition. That would be a feat, considering Ball stopped making them in 1937. But I can dream, can't I?


  1. If I were you, and found an unopened box of blue quarts; I don't think I'd be able to part with them. :) Blue Ball jars are so pretty, but I do like the square ribbed and round ribbed clear Ball jars too!!

    Thanks for posting pictures!

    Valerie C.

  2. Oh my goodness, I just found your blog from another person's blogroll, and I just found some vintage jars like these and knew they had to be great!! I've been trying to read about the history and how old they may be, so I can't wait to dig through your blog!


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