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2008 Muncie Indiana Summer Fruit Jar Show Photos and Stories

Muncie Summer Jar Show, July 13th 2008

Jeff and I spent a couple days in Muncie, Indiana last weekend, enjoying the friendship and comeraderie of fellow Fruit Jar collectors. The room hopping and visiting was a blast. We've already made our room reservations for the January 2009 show!



  • The Signature Inn of Muncie hotel manager was very thoughtful, and put a lovely tribute to Phil Robinson in the lobby entranceway.


  • Now available for purchase from the Midwest Antique Fruit Jar & Bottle Club -- a DVD of Phil Robinson giving his famous sermon illustrated with some of his jars; also includes pix of the jar museum. Ordering info: Dave Rittenhouse (765) 468-8091


  • Some of the group milling about at Saturday's Get-together Meeting.
Here are just a few things I took pix of -- mostly I was too busy visiting to think about documenting the event.




  • A really rare National 1876 salesman's sample jar

  • Joe Coulson's photo of John Landis Mason -- U.S. inventor (d. 1902), who was granted a U.S. patent on 30 Nov. 1858 for the screw-top glass jar.


  • Jeff Klingler with the huge 3 gallon jar that came out of Phil's Jar Museum (that he won from Greg's auction, and picked up at the show). Guess-timators think it is circa 1920-1940, and probably was used for sterilized gauze -- anyone who has any info, contact us, please.


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