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Offline Alandriel

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« on: 18/10/2007 13:05:02 »


…… top.............jars…..

A very handy thing that, screw top jars, and, if they’ve been hermetically sealed, sometimes an almost impossible challenge.
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I'm going through my stores and want to know.......







....who can I blame for repeated wrist jam (no pun intended) injury??





 

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« Reply #1 on: 18/10/2007 17:26:32 »
either Mr. Bell or Mr. Mason ???????
 

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« Reply #2 on: 18/10/2007 17:27:20 »
I have this very cool very old jar opener which I love very much! It is my life saver lately!





 

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« Reply #3 on: 19/10/2007 11:21:14 »

    :o :o :o You've got some seriously scary equipment there on show Karen.
Looks like something that ought to go in the London Dungeon

Hmmmmm - Mr. Bell somehow does elude me but yes, Mr. Mason....... but wait!



First things first



please meet


François (Nicolas) Appert

This clever Frenchman, a chef by trade, an enthusiastic pickler, a brewer and distiller as well as an expert confectioner (quite a combination that, I just hope he never pickled his candy after partaking of some of his brews!), now this monsieur apparently established the principles for the preservations of certain foods in hermetically sealed glass containers, which he himself designed for the purpose. All at around 1810.

and then we have




John Landis Mason (a native of Philadelphia) in who’s name we yet have the famous Mason Jar. Now this gentleman had a fine palate for all things spicy apparently plus a highly developed sense of practicality. He, apparently, made the very first small pepper shakers at around 1858 and claimed the screw top his invention…..


…. bt so did apparently the other 328 *) people who applied for the patent…… :o


Well, actually Mr Mason did get his patent, the  Improvement in Screw-Neck Bottles Patent No. 22,186 **)


*) imprecise number due to muddled references
**) does that mean there are 22185 -other- patents for screw top something or rather?


 ;D wishing you a nice Friday (TGIF !!!!!!)





 

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« Reply #5 on: 20/10/2007 01:44:34 »
cool!
 

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