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The History of Ball® Jars

The production of the first Ball® branded glass jar marks the beginning of a fascinating history. The Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company began manufacturing fruit jars in 1884 in Buffalo, New York. After a destructive fire in the Buffalo plant, however, the five Ball brothers and their families relocated to Muncie, Indiana, where their business has become known worldwide.

125 years later, the Ball® company continues the tradition of producing exceptionally high quality preserving jars and closures. Most are still embossed today with the original Ball® logo, which has become an instantly recognizable international brand

The History of Weck

At the beginning of the last century, the J. WECK Company was founded in Oflingen Germany, at this time they developed and introduced the home-canning method for glass jars. Since then, WECK has made this method popular not only in Germany and Europe, but worldwide.

WECK is continually working in the field of home canning research. Specializing in all problems and questions concerning home canning, WECK has continuously developed and improved home-canning methods with the aid of its long experience as well as the constant ideas and innovations of the canning experts at WECK.

The WECK strawberry trademark and the word “WECK” have been registered US-trademarks of the WECK Company for many decades.

Read about how to preserve with Weck.