Lids for bail-top jars?
July 10, 2012 12:30 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone know where I can buy lids for old-style bail-top canning jars?
posted by partner to Food & Drink (9 answers total)
There are a couple of sellers on etsy who sell replacement lids, iirc. Search for mason jar lids or canning jar lids. You will have to wade through a lot of the screw-on zinc tops, though.
posted by elizardbits at 12:34 PM on July 10, 2012

If you live near any Amish communities, try an Amish grocery or general store. Since they still do a lot of canning, even if they didn't carry these lids, they'd probably know who does.
posted by epj at 1:16 PM on July 10, 2012

You might try Lehman's. If they don't carry them, call them; they might know who does.
posted by JanetLand at 1:27 PM on July 10, 2012

Dang, JanetLand beat me to the punch! Yes, looks like you can get these at Lehman's. Look under "Jars, Lids and Rubbers" (tee hee).
posted by auntie maim at 1:30 PM on July 10, 2012

Unfortunately, none of the above suggestions panned out. (Except I'll do further searching for Amish general stores.) No old-style glass lids. I'll probably resort to corks.
posted by partner at 2:40 PM on July 10, 2012

Have you checked your local supermarket? Most California grocers have at a section of an aisle devoted to canning supplies. Also, Google for "canning lids" and "canning rings"
posted by buggzzee23 at 4:36 PM on July 10, 2012

Here ya go
posted by buggzzee23 at 4:37 PM on July 10, 2012

Never mind, I was an idiot and didn't realize you wanted the glass type.
posted by buggzzee23 at 4:38 PM on July 10, 2012

I work with a guy who used to work at Ball.

He said to call Ball Corp (now located in Broomfield, CO) 1 800 240-3340 (their website is actually pointing to Jarden Corp's phone # for home canning questions) If anyone does make those lids, they'd probably know about it.

Also check your mefi mail.
posted by jaimystery at 8:58 AM on July 11, 2012

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