So if you have some old jars, how do you know their true age? If you have a Ball jar, you can date most of them just by looking at the logo. Every few years, the Ball Manufacturing Co changed the logo and if you compare yours to a reliable chart, you know how old it is. All you need is a chart like the one below.
Why are there no ball lids?
The lids have a disc that sits on the mouth of the jar with a ring that screws on around it, but after one use, the seal around the disc breaks down. If you do reuse them, you can risk contracting botulism, experts say.
Are Golden Harvest lids as good as ball?
5.0 out of 5 stars Jar lids, as expected. Better price than Ball. They are the older-style gold color and not silver like the new Ball lids/bands. FWIW, Jardens lids started being produced BPA-free in 2013, so these lids are also BPA free.
How old is Golden Harvest mason jar?
A Golden Harvest pint / ½ litre jar, circa 2015. Golden Harvest jars first appeared on the market in 1975 being made by Glass Containers Corp. in Fullerton, California, under the name “Golden Harvest.” They were rounded-square in shape.