JAR COMPANY STARTED IN PORTLAND

Kerr

Kerr Group, Inc. (1992-1996) Businessman and entrepreneur
Alexander Hewitt Kerr (below) organized this company in
Portland, Oregon in 1903 under the name Hermetic Fruit Jar
Company. The official name was changed in 1904 to Kerr
Glass Manufacturing Company.

Kerr offered the ‘Economy’ brand of mason jar produced for
them by the Illinois-Pacific Glass Co.

The company, with offices in Portland, Oregon, was called the
Hermetic Fruit Jar Company. Kerr Glass owned and operated
seven glass plants in various locations throughout the United
States by 1975. Its products were sold nationally by employees
of the company from its twenty-seven sales offices.

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(September 4, 1862 – February 9, 1925)

 The history of the Kerr Glass Manufacturing Corporation dates to 1903 when Alexander H. Kerr ...  

      

     
      
     

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