Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sunday Stills: Glass

Alexander H. Kerr established the Hermetic Fruit Jar Company in 1903 in Portland, Oregon. The earliest Kerr Jars were made by Illinois Pacific Glass Company and Hazel Atlas Company. Kerr invented the first wide-mouth jar. The business later became known as the Kerr Glass Manufacturing Company.

The Albertina Kerr Center in Portland has a long history of aiding children as well as people with developmental disabilities.

Visit Sunday Stills to see how others met the challenge.

10 comments:

Sandy said...

Awesome! I like how you captured the jars close up!

Ed said...

Well done and a nice local angle too..:-)

dibear said...

Great post. I dealt with lots of canning jars with summer. :)

Ann said...

I like companies who are not just for money making.

Good on this company.

You do much bottling?

Far Side of Fifty said...

Well done..and the history was interesting too! :)

Judy said...

Nice photo and you gave me some info about my canning jars that I didn't know!

henrygl said...

nice post, am always n love with a piece of information with every post......

Regular Guy said...

Had/have a few of those in my house. Nice picture and history.

allhorsestuff said...

Loved this local history and excellent photo!
We have so many Kerr + Ball jars in our home...the jobs after many!

gowestferalwoman said...

The domestic wench in me wants to go can something...

BUT im going to enjoy your photos instead! :p

We have found Kerrs canning jars in old homestead junk piles while cruising; its amazing how tough and resilient these jars are!