Yesterday a friend of the MiL's dropped off a bunch of old canning jars she had no use for. I, obviously, ALWAYS have a use for canning jars. Those tomatoes all need a nice home come September.
So she left about a dozen and a half jars, mostly quart jars, some pint jars. As I was putting them on a tray to take them down cellar, I saw that a couple of the pint jars had "Lamb Mason" on the side. Appropriate for us, no? Curious, I did a quick search online to see what those jars are.
Turns out, there's quite a passionate community of jar collectors online. I shouldn't be surprised. There are passionate collectors of every kind online. But from the websites for these jar people, I learned that those Lamb Mason jars were produced by the Lamb Glass Co. in Ohio between 1930 and 1945. They're kind of collectible. Not, like, $5,000 collectible, but not exactly common.
I also learned that jars labeled "Perfect Mason," of which we have several, were produced in the 1930s and 1940s. Which means that I use canning jars on a regular basis that are 70 or 80 years old.
That's just cool.