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Do any of you still use the older glass top jars? I've had a lot of them given to me, and I've read up on how to use them, but I wonder about the availability of the rubber rings. WalMart does not have them, so I'm going to try my local small hardware store next. Anything you want to tell me about them? I'd hate to end up using them to store drygoods.
-- Cathy in NY (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 31, 2001
Cathy, I have some of those jars and rubbers. I had a whole passel of those jars when I moved here and was worried about ffinding the rubbers et al and needed some cash so I sold hundreds to antique stores! Not the brightest move in manny regards, but I did it. Let me look through some stuff, I believe if you contact the manufacturer you can buy them in bulk.
-- Doreen (email@example.com), July 31, 2001.
I know you can order the rings through Lehmans catalog.
-- Terry - NW Ohio (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 31, 2001.
I have a dozen of those jars and the wife found some rubber rings for them. I wish I had more. I use them to store my raw honey that I harvest from my own hives. The honey crystallizes and the tops of the jars get messy, but these have no rings to get gummed up so they are always easy to open.
-- Skip in Western WA (email@example.com), August 01, 2001.
I have a feeling that if you would go to your local farmer's co-op feed store you might could get some ordered through some of their suppliers' catalogues. Our local co-op carries them on the shelves, I think.
-- daffodyllady (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 02, 2001.
Altrista Corp has the rubber rings. They are a division of Ball. I just bought 6 boxes of them at my hardware store.The ph. number to try is 1 800/392-2575
-- Judy Methven (email@example.com), December 13, 2001.
I accually dont have an answere, I have a question. where can I get ball mason jars in bulk, like by the pallet?? its driving me crazy, but good news for you I happen to have stumbled on some of those rubber rings I dont know how good they are but your welcome to them! theresa
-- Theresa Wallick (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 25, 2003.
USE ANY SERCH ENGINE FOR RUBBER RINGS. THERE ARE SEVERAL GOOD SITES. I ORDER FROM KITCHEN KRAFT.
-- GERRY A. KINJORSKI (GAKINJORSKI@AOL.COM), February 12, 2004.