Mason, John Landis
- Dale L. Flesher
Mason, John Landis (1832–26 February 1902), tinsmith and inventor of glass jars, was born in Vineland, New Jersey, the son of a Scottish farmer whose name is not known. While still a young man, he moved to New York City where he worked as a tinsmith in his own shop on Canal Street. It was in the rented room where he lived, at 154 West Nineteenth Street, that he had the idea of a glass jar to preserve fresh fruits and vegetables....