Looking for a source for rubber seals for red/orange band Kilner Jars

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tombear

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In the past I've been fortunate enough to secure a large number of the old red or orange plastic* screw band Kilner jars. I much prefer these over the metal lidded sort but we are now almost out of the rubber seals to go with.

I've been poking around the net looking for them but had no joy at all. If I recall rightly the inner diameter is 73mm and the outside is 82mm. Anyroad they are specific to the plastic band kilners. Does any one know of a source?

I could get some silica rubber sheet and hand cut them but that would be very slow and wastefull as I'd end up with a lot of 73mm discs of rubber!

One guy in Brum did do them and I've emailed him but other sources say he closed his ironmongery in June this year.

Cheers!

Tom

OK I've seen brown ones and one white one as well but most are orange.
 

Billy-o

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I think I might be missing some key information, but would these be worth trying:. They seem to go for 99p a pop on ebay as standard and sell by litre volume of the jar. Cheaper if you buy 20

 
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tombear

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For some reason the link is taking me to a you tube video about cleaning abrasive belts, don't know what I'm doing wrong.

Unfortunately standard seal for flip top Kilners is completely the wrong size for the wide top plastic lidded jobs we like.

Looks like I may have to make some. If I need to do 30 or 40 of them it will probably be worth making a dedicated compass with a couple of new scalpel blades I can put in the drill press. I may have to use double sided tape to stop the silica sheet puckering up as the rings are cut.

Cheers! Just looked at Lakelands site and they only do metal lids and rubber seals for the flip tops now.

Atb

Tom
 
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tombear

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Yeah, unfortunately The cunning burgers at Kilner don't support their older products so non of the ones on their site will fit the earlier versions so you are forced to buy the new jars with either the metal bands, that eventually rust and the metal inner lid with the thin layer of rubber around the edge that are single use orthe flip top with the thicker rubber seals which are at least reusable. Unfortunately the wire mechanism on those has a tendency to rust unless really carefully stored.

I'm pretty sure the reason why they stopped making the jars with the plastic screw bands was that they were too good and didn't need replacing anywhere are often as the metal lidded sort. Certainly they are by far our favourite sort and with the very wide openings are easy to clean and fill.

Technically the jars I like are Ravehead Kilners. Their are specialist dealers who supply parts for the out of production versions such as


But they don't have the seals either

Atb

Tom
 
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Jared

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Ah :/

As for the plastic lids, 3D printer?
Quite a few other designs for various mason/jar projects.
 

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