Canning jar

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Various jars and one can
Mason jar with handle

A canning jar is a packaging made of glass that is closed with a lid and in which a food or luxury food item is packaged and stored as a canned or preserve .

In terms of merchandise, canning jars in the European Union belong to sub-item 7010 of the “Glassware” category. This also includes jars used for canning in the household .

An alternative packaging for preserved is the tin metal.


  • Norgesglass , produced from around 1902 in the Norwegian glassworks "AS Christiania Glasmagasin"
  • Kilner Jar , developed in Great Britain by the John Kilner company in the late 19th century
  • Mason jar (mason jar )
  • Fowler's Vacola , developed by Joseph Fowler in Melbourne in 1915
  • Mason Jar , named after John Landis Mason, first patent 1858
  • Bülach glass , the Swiss preserving jar that made the name Bülach known from 1920 to "in the farthest Swiss village"

Individual evidence

  1. Entry at
  2. Hans-Joachim Rose (arrangement), Ralf Frenzel (ed.): Kitchen Bible. Encyclopedia of Culinary Studies. Tre Torri, Wiesbaden 2007, ISBN 978-3-937963-41-9 , p. 487.
  3. Gulbrand Lunde: Vitamins in Fresh and Preserved Food. Springer-Verlag, 2013, ISBN 978-3-642992-38-4 , p. 2; limited preview in Google Book search.
  4. Entry in the customs tariff of the European Union
  5. Our Story ( Memento of the original from March 7, 2018 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. on @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  6. ^ Oven in the Bülach glassworks deleted , NZZ, February 25, 2002
  7. description Bülach glass of the Museum of Design , Zurich