: This blue Atlas canning jar was manufactured between 1930 and 1960. It was manufactured by the Hazel-Atlas Glass Corporation, which had its corporate headquarters in Wheeling, West Virginia. Hazel-Atlas was established after the merger of the Hazel Company, the Atlas Glass Company, Republic Glass and the Wheeling Metal Company in 1902. The company produces glass containers, lids, and other materials until it was purchased by Brockway Glass Company in 1964 and ceased using the Atlas name. The jar measures 5.5" x 3.15" x 2.75" (14 x 8 x 7.1 cm). During World War II, conserving garden produce for later consumption became a vital activity to support the war effort. Canning and drying food was essential to increasing the food supply on the home front, for troops abroad, and for hungry citizens of Allied nations. The canning process prevented fruits and vegetables from spoiling. By removing oxygen from jars holding produce, undesirable bacteria would not be able to grow. Good vacuums created in canning jars formed tight seals that keep liquid in and air out. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Agriculture; Daily Life; Canning and preserving; Glassware Places
: Wheeling (West Virginia); Ohio