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We get more and more questions for Mark Benbow about Fowler’s can anyone else help?
I have a Vacola jam jar sealing machine and some bottles labelled Fowlers Vacola Jam Jar 1lb.
I have only 1 lid labelled Vacola Jam Jar Cover, Gripard, 2 and 7/8 inch. Are the lids still available? I have checked the Fowlers Vacola website and online but can’t find any information or mention of the jam jars and the sealing machine. I gather the jam jars themselves haven’t been made since the 1950’s. Does anyone have any information about the jam jars and the sealer? Are they valuable or rare?
I have a large no 320 jar I hear they are quite rare and I couldn’t find anything on the Internet about them.
Does anyone know anything about this jar?
From Amber J
I’ve come across some old Fowlers merchandise from my great grandmother.
Most of the jars seem to be quite common although I can’t find much about the age/value of the 73s and 74s.
I’ve got a beautiful old stovestop Vacola (S.46646) that still has its box with accessories and it’s book that says it’s a 22nd edition.
Does the books edition help indicate it’s age?
Hi I was hoping someone could help me with approximate dates for various jars.
No: 65 – #10086/#10088
No: 36 – #1303/#M195
No: 27 – #A1170 (the only dated one – 1953)/#F1355/#M106/#2/#5/#6/#8/#10/#T333/
No: 73 – #I.S.533
No: 31 – #I.S.1477/#F1356/#M197/#0/#2/#6
No: 20 – #F1354 (green & clear)/#M107/#3/#5/#6/#8.
Any help would be appreciated. Also have intact paper packets of ‘Kleer View’ transparent preserve covers with labels – have photos for dating. Had a very old recipe book that was falling apart but photographed all including the ads & there were dozens. Am willing to send photos to any who are interested. Thanks again Viv
Hi there, I have six #12 jars just wondering if they are rare? Thanks Jeni.
Re Fowlers Jam Jar..lids and jars are out of production..lids are harder to get than the jars..as glass doesn’t deteriorate like the lids and the lids were not keep
1lb are easier to obtain than the 2lb jar..hope this helps
re fowler 320 jar..not easy to obtain, I would love one for my collection, if you want to part with it, two variations…screw lid and regular vacuum lid.
the number 12 jars are not rare..but not common
Thanks Kathy I have added a post which I hope will make the information more readily available.
nicole Taylor says
Fowlers no 16 no 32 been told rare and worth???
I will see if our long ago helpful expert can advise
Hi there. I have 12 no 3 fowlers jars with lids and new rubbers. What is there worth please. Not selling just interested
There are a number of Fowler’s collectors’ groups on Facebook. Can we suggest you go to one of these for information, we are primarily interested in printed paper about Fowlers
Can you use valcoa jars for pressure sealing .
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