A close inspection of the label which only notes "H. of the company name (due to label damage) and a check of a food bottle reference (Zumwalt 1980) indicates that this jar was used by the H. which was a pioneer San Francisco wholesale grocer beginning in the 1850s.
I turned to an expert named David Blackburn with a website called Canning Blackburn suggested I process garlic the same as processing onions: 10 lbs pressure (12 lbs for our elevation) for 45 minutes for pints. The garlic came out beautifully, though oddly it turned greenish in color. I haven't opened a jar yet so I cannot attest to the taste, but I have no worries.
If you spend any time at all on Pinterest, you will know that all you need to have a perfect home is burlap, chevron, and Mason jars.
I can’t tell you how many posts I have seen that list 101 Uses for Mason Jars…of course, most of them don’t actually involve canning.
Apparently you can use Mason jars to make centerpieces and glassware at your wedding, layered salads, lighting fixtures, air fresheners, flower vases, soap dispensers…
This represents the main "yoke and cam lever" competition for the more common canning jars which utilized a different version of the cam lever tightening yoke/lid closure conformation.
This particular jar is even rarer in that it has about 95% of the original labeling indicating it was used by a San Francisco, CA. Although regular fruit jars were often used by packing companies to bottle their products - a great marketing ploy - it is a very rare occurrence that a jar is found with the original label since the purchaser of the jar would use it for their own home canning and the labels come off in the water bath during canning. from about 1894 to 1903 by an unknown glass house (Roller 2011).
This is the garlic, if you remember, that I planted in the snow late last year.
Of the 100 cloves I planted in the half-frozen ground, about 40 made it.
NOTE: Some of the photos say “Dykens Family” but the free downloadable template says “Yummy Homemade.” You’re more than welcome to use this printable canning label template for free with the request that anyone using this template or design post a comment below.