Ball® Mason Jars and Family of Brands
As a leader in home food preservation, Newell Brands is the maker of Ball® products,
as well as these trusted brands, Kerr®, Bernardin®/MD, FoodSaver®
The production of the first Ball® branded glass jar in 1884 by the Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company in Buffalo, New York marked the beginning of a fascinating history. By the early 1900s, there were hundreds of brands of canning jars (also known as Mason jars), but only a few stood the test of time. Over a century later, Ball® Fresh Preserving has grown to be a world-wide brand that many know and love. Because it's one of the more iconic products of all time, many people are fascinated to know the history behind the ageless invention.