Antique Aqua Ball Mason Jar Hanging Pendant Light - BMQA-CT
1922-1933 Quart Size / Large Mouth Jar with Cloth Covered Twisted Cord
(Accommodates up to A-19 size bulb - A-15 Recommended)
Why is only Ball glass that particular shade of blue? "It's all in the sand."
Most of us know glass is made from sand. You might not have known that glass color comes from the mineral content in the sand that's used to make the glass. What was different about the sand that Ball used. How come no other company had sand that made their jars that particular shade? And why did Ball stop making jars in the signature color?
Turns out, the sand comes from an onetime Indiana landmark. According to the public library in Michigan City, Indiana:
"Once Indiana's most famous landmark, Hoosier Slide was a huge sand dune bordering the west side of Trail Creek where it entered Lake Michigan. At one time it was nearly 200 feet tall, mantled with trees. Climbing Hoosier Slide was very popular in the late 1800s with the excursionist crowds who arrived in town by boat and train from Chicago and other cities. The summit, where weddings were sometimes held, afforded an excellent view of the vast lumberyards which then covered the Washington Park area. When it was discovered that the clean sands of Hoosier Slide were useful for glassmaking, the huge dune began to be mined away. Dock workers loaded the sand into railroad cars with shovel and wheelbarrow to be shipped to glassmakers [and other places]. Over a period of 30 years, from about 1890 to 1920, 13 1/2 million tons of sand were shipped from Hoosier Slide until the great dune was leveled. By the 1920s, nothing remained of the giant dune."
This Ball Mason Jar Pendant Light are quart size, 3 3/4 inches wide and 7 inches tall. They come with a 3 foot, cloth covered, twisted cord in either black or red. (Other colors may be available) Each pendant features a medium base (E26) socket. Ceiling fan size (A-15) bulbs are recommended. The pendant may either be hung directly from a ceiling box or hung from a ceiling hook and plugged into an outlet. (See options below)
The base price of $89.95 includes: (discounts available for multiple light sets)
1 Ball Mason Jar Pendant:
• Aqua/Green Glass Quart Size / Large Mouth Ball Mason Jar
• Medium Base Lamp Socket Assembly
• 36" Cloth Covered Cord
• Canopy w/mounting bracket:
• brushed nickel
• polished nickel
• unfinished steel
It is also possible to make this as a swag lamp with a longer cord and plug. Please contact me and let me know what you are looking for and we will work together to put together the perfect lighting package for your needs.
* I will also ship internationally. If you live outside the United States and would like to purchase one of my items please contact me prior to your purchase so that I may provide you with an accurate shipping quote. Thank you.