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Object ID # 1969.030.003abc
Object Name Jar, Preserving
Title Half Pint Imperial Sealer Jar
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 1936
Made Unknown
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).
Provenance 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
Material Glass/Metal
Found Sydenham Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County
People Bothwell, George (2)
Bothwell, Viola
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.