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Clamped Glass-Lid Jars (Lightning Jars) In 1882, Henry William Putnam of Bennington, Vermont, invented a fruit jar that used a glass lid and a metal clamp to hold the lid in place.
These humble glass pieces were designed for putting up fruits and vegetables in the days before refrigeration.
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While canning jars have been around for a long time, it wasn’t until 1858 that the screw-on lid was created.
Prior to that time, flat tin lids were attached to the jars with wax rings.