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Square jars were considered a design improvement because a homemaker could stack more jars together in less space thus allowing a family to put up more food in their small cellars or cupboards.

of Wellsburgh, WV; Poughkeepsie Glass Works of Poughkeepsie, NY; the Hawley Glass company of Hawley, PA; and two Canadian glass makers Sydenham Glass of Wallaceburgh, Ontario and Dominion Glass Co. There were also variations of the Lightning jar produced in Australia. When first made these jars were often sold as commercial packing jars that homemakers later used for canning. Price is usually determined by size, style and especially color.

There were some reproduction amber Lightning jars from Taiwan produced in the 1980s.

The makers of Boyd fruit jars are different from the "Boyd" milk glass inserts.

Everett of Newark, OH; Hazel Glass of Washington, PA; JP Smith of Pittsburgh, PA; Moore Brothers in Clayton, NJ; Mannington Glass of Mannington, WV; Wellsburgh Glass and Mfg. The Lightning jars come in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes and can be a collecting specialty in and of themselves.

Variations of the glass lid and wire-bale scheme of the Lightning jar were produced for home canning into the 1960s.

The earliest advertisements for the Lightning jar date back to the year 1885. Putnam was the man behind the marketing of the Lightning jars and making them popular. Putnam also held exclusive ownership of the patents, and for many years, claimed the impressive profits from selling the jars.

The familiar term Mason Jar came after its inventor, Mr. Mason, who, at age 26, was a tinsmith in New York City.