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Fruit Jars in the News

Recently, Tom Caniff, fellow Findlay Antique Bottle Club member, had an article in the Antique Trader. It's always great to see coverage of the bottle collecting hobby, especially fruit jars, which is Tom's interesting subject: "Collectible Fruit Jars Preserve The Past". It's an overview of the history of fruit/canning jars, with some photos.

An interesting info tidbit from the article:

  • Today’s collectible fruit jars were the indirect result of Napoleon’s desire to rule all of Europe – and possibly the world. Food for his armies was a problem as they moved farther from home, finding cattle hidden and crops burned before them. So Napoleon offered a prize of 12,000 francs for the development of a way to preserve foods that could be carried with the invading troops.

Congrats, Tom, on being published.

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