|Object ID #||1969.030.003abc|
|Object Name||Jar, Preserving|
|Title||Half Pint Imperial Sealer Jar|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|Place of Origin||Made in Canada|
|Description||Half-pint IMPERIAL sealer (preserving jar) with zinc ring, 1936. Crown motif molded on the front, as well as the word "CROWN". Made in Canada. Colourless pressed glass jar. Zinc ring (screw band).|
Probably used at "Bothwell's Manor", a 19th-century Victorian farm house owned by George Bothwell adn located on the north side of Highway 26 near Hatton's Corners [in the former Sydenham Township Grey County]. This location is just east of Owen Sound, Grey County.
Passed down to Gordon and Viola Bothwell.
|Collection||Food Processing Tools & Equipment|
|Found||Sydenham Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County|
Bothwell, George (2)
|Function||A jar like this could be re-used. Its parts was sterilized in hot water and then the jar was filled with sterilized food (e.g. pickles, stewed fruit, relish) and then hermetically sealed to preserve the food for a long time. Once opened up, however, the food had to be eaten promptly before spoilage occurred.|