Answer to “Who Was It?”
The man who wrote the letter in 1919 to Ball Bros. about making his jar
So, who was the writer? - Warren R. van Vliet, patentee of the famous The Van Vliet Jar of 1881, was the man trying to revive his fruit jar career. And no, Ball Brothers never made a jar with a wire that went all the way around the base.
This article first appeared in the October 2002 issue of the Glass Chatter.