Before many women had jobs outside of the home, the
art of canning was prevalent. Many pints and quarts of
fruits and vegetables were prepared for the shelves of the
In order to lift the hot jars out of the hot-water bath of the
canner, the home-maker could use a variety of lifters
available on the market at the time. This is one of them.
The center mechanism is pulled up to expand the “grabbers,”
then lowered to tighten around the neck of the jar.
The hot jar is lifted out of canner to a cooling rack.
8 1/2 inches long.