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A number of “error jars” are found among the Ball Perfect Mason’s, including examples found with the embossing missing a letter (or letters), or with a word misspelled, such as “PERFFCT”, “PEPRECT” or “PEREFCT”.A listing of many of these error jars can be found in the “Red Book”, a price guide used by fruit jar collectors.According to the stories, they threw them away, or intentionally broke them, fearing their enterprise could otherwise be met with bad luck.Sometimes the story accuses ordinary housewives of having done the same thing if they were especially superstitious.

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(See “Ball Brothers Glass Company” page, for a brief summary of that glass company).Hundreds of millions (probably upwards of a billion or more!) have been made and used by home canners throughout most of the 20th century.They are commonly seen for sale at antique malls, farm auctions, flea markets, yard sales, and on online auction sites.The very first versions with this embossing are believed to date from approximately 1913, with production continuing to about 1960.Hundreds of slight variations in shape, size, lettering font, glass color, base markings, etc., exist, and this particular type of jar presents a wide field of study for fruit jar collectors and glass historians.

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