ANTIQUE ERROR MASONS PATENT DOUBLE PATENT PINT Jar RARE ONE OF A kIND. Some MASONS PATENT NOV 30th 1858-type jars are marked with a Maltese Cross symbol (which indicates the Hero Glass Works / Hero Fruit Jar Company, of Philadelphia, PA) either above or below the word MASONS. On most examples, the letters H, F, J and Co can be faintly seen within each arm of the cross.
On others, no letters are visible. This style with the cross underneath the word MASONS is listed as jar#1939 in the RED BOOK of antique and collectible fruit jars often consulted by collectors.There are other slightly different variants of that jar (this is just one example)! Some have the standard MASONS PATENT NOV 30TH 1858 marking but do NOT have a Maltese cross.
Those would be classified as Red Book jar #1890. NOTE: There are a number of other fruit jars made by (or for) Hero including certain jars marked on the front with the words THE GEM, or GEM. Others include jars marked ALL RIGHT, CRYSTAL, THE HERO , HERO, HERO IMPROVED, and THE HEROINE. These jars, in many cases, are marked with the PAT NOV 26 67 patent date on the bottom. If you know, you know!Wearing around mouth- as expected! The item "ANTIQUE ERROR MASONS PATENT DOUBLE PATENT PINT Jar RARE ONE OF A kIND" is in sale since Saturday, January 9, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Bottles & Insulators\Bottles\Antique (Pre-1900)\Jars". The seller is "bayouharvest" and is located in Broussard, Louisiana. This item can be shipped to United States.