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October 3, 2013 Canning, Canning 101, News, Product, What's New

How to Measure Jars and Lids for the Perfect Match

Updated – February, 2022

We often hear from folks who have some bottles and jars but need some new lids in order to re-use or re-purpose them. This post will provide guidance on how to measure jars and lids to determine what size lid the jar needs, or vice versa. This post primarily addresses how to measure a jar in order to determine it’s finish measurements. If you need help deciding which type of lid/jar combination may best suit your needs, you will want to check out A Guide to Commercial Canning Lids or How to Choose a Canning Lid. If you are planning to sell your product, we recommend Food Processing Resources to help you on your journey.

The specific measurements (all of them!) of the jar finish and of the lid finish matter. Be sure you are choosing a lid compatible with your jar by browsing from the “Accessories” tab of the jar in question. We link them in this way to avoid order errors. If you need to verify, be sure to contact our customer service team before ordering.

Different Jar Finishes

First, it’s important to know that these are the two primary types of containers and closures currently used in food packaging.

Continuous-thread (CT) is the Mason-style closure mechanism where the jar and lid are both threaded in one continuous bead around the entire circumference of the opening; also referred to as “screw-on”. The skirt (the part that comes down around the mouth of the jar) of these CT lids can vary. Generally, the typical mason jar has a 70/450 finish and would require that size of lid. However, there is also a “short skirted” CT finish; with a 70/400 finish. We show examples of these later in the post.

Lug is the closure system where the container has multiple threads and the lid has an equal number of lugs or tabs that grip the corresponding threads; also known as “twist-off” closures.

Examples of Lug finish and CT finish Jars & Lids

How to Measure Jars and Lids

Measurements for jars and lids are almost always in millimeters (mm). Don’t have a metric ruler? You can use a standard ruler or tape measure and convert it to metrics. Whether your jar has a CT or lug finish, you will measure it in the same manner. The distance (mm) indicated in the image above is what you will measure.

If you don’t have a tool designed for this purpose, you can place some masking tape or some card stock to serve as a straight edge to take out the guesswork.

To measure lids (CT or lug), you’ll measure the diameter across the inside of the lid.

Once you know which size and whether or not it’s a lug or CT, you can move forward and choose the best lid for your process. Browse our selection of lids here.

We offer a variety of lids for many different uses. For example; We carry a CT metal closure that offers a shorter skirt/profile with F217 foam liner. This lid is ideal for candles, or bath & body products. It’s available in both 70/400 mm CT (which is a shorter profile lid) and 70/450 mm CT (a regular mouth style lid).


We do sell lids by the piece, however, our shipping is not subsidized by our product prices, so the cost of shipping of a few lids will seem quite disproportionate. So that we can properly track shipments once they leave our facility, we only ship UPS.

CAUTION…while we like to encourage responsible re-use of jars, we cannot recommend that you use jars of an unknown standard in your canning process.  Many jars are not designed to withstand the pressure canner process and you may end up with product loss or suffer personal injury. Some may not even be able to withstand water bath.  Please remember to keep the limits of your jars and/or lids in mind as you use them and re-use them.

*The specific measurements (all of them!) of the jar finish and of the lid finish matter. Be sure you are choosing a lid compatible with your jar by browsing from the “Accessories” tab of the jar in question. We link them in this way to avoid order errors. If you need to verify, be sure to contact our customer service team before ordering.

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  1. Leanna Posted October 3, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for that info. I have glass gallon jugs I use for storage and new lids would be nice since some are showing rust.

  2. lisa Posted October 12, 2013 at 12:49 am | Permalink

    My mother has several very large jars similar to the cracker jars…most of those lids have become very rusty or the paper liners have gotten yucky. This would be a great way to replace them with some fresh lids…and would allow her to store some of her dry mixes and keep them fresh!

  3. Paul Posted August 23, 2015 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    I Am interested in new lids for Teddy’s Peanut Butter Jars, as they make very nice jars for honey. The measurement should be straightforward enough, but not sure about the threads. Anyone got any ideas about this?? Thanks in advance!!

    • Fillmore Container Posted October 2, 2015 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

      If in doubt, it’s best to take a good snapshot and send it to fillmore along with the measurements.

    • Jared Posted September 5, 2017 at 8:15 am | Permalink

      Hello. I realize your post was a few years ago. I am wondering if you were able to find good lids for Teddie’s peanut butter jars. I use them for honey as well and would like to order some. Thanks!

      • Fillmore Container Posted September 11, 2017 at 6:25 am | Permalink

        Hello Jared, It’s possible that we’d have a match, but you’d want to take measurements as shown in the above post. Here’s the link to what appears to be the most likely possibility of a match.

  4. Elisabeth Posted April 10, 2016 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    Hello, we have an old pickle jar and we need a lid for it. It measures 122 mm. Could you direct me to where I can buy lids for the pickle jar. Thank you

    • Fillmore Container Posted April 11, 2016 at 10:00 am | Permalink

      Hello Elisabeth, I’m sorry, but the largest lid we currently carry is a 110mm lid. It sounds like you’d have a 120mm lid. Determine whether it’s a lug jar or a CT jar and then try searching for a 120mm lug or 120mm CT lid.

  5. Brian Lacy Posted September 21, 2016 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    Do you know / have you tried to see if a jar that’s an 89×400 would accept a standard 86mm x 4050 wide plastic mason lid for a non food use – i.e. – only has to go on/stay on/ unthread … no need ofr water tight seal?

    Will be useful in the field using plastic 16 oz jar with screened lid to do powdered “sugar roll” of 1 cup live bees — how one tests for how high the mite count is in any given bee hive.

    Many thanks!

    • Fillmore Container Posted October 8, 2016 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

      I’m sorry, Brian, but I dont’ think it would work.

  6. Sheryll Wilson Posted October 3, 2016 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    Looking for a 122 mm gallon jar lid

    • Fillmore Container Posted October 8, 2016 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

      I’m sorry Sheryll, the largest lid we carry is the 110mm.

  7. Barrie Posted May 6, 2017 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    I have several 34 ounce Fido jars that with metal bales that I want to convert to silver screw tops.

    I think they are 3.5 inches at the widest part, but I’m not exactly certain (88.9 mm?). It looks like they would be CT not lug.

    Thanks in advance!!

    • Fillmore Container Posted May 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

      Unfortunately, I don’t believe these are made with the conversion in mind. From the image, I can’t see that there is a thread that a CT Lid would be able to screw on to.

      • Barrie Posted May 8, 2017 at 11:38 am | Permalink

        Hi Lisa. There is a thread. I’m assuming the 89 mm lid would work?

        • Fillmore Container Posted May 11, 2017 at 10:43 am | Permalink

          Hi Barrie, You could try it…but the cost of sending a single lid may be a little cost prohibitive. I’d test it for you if I had one of those jars in possession, but unfortunately, I don’t. If you’re within driving distance of our facility, you’d be welcome to bring the jar and test the lids here in our show room.

  8. DBCooper Posted May 17, 2017 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the info, great work … I am milking two cows now and we use both lug and CT 1 gal. jars. Now I know what they are called and how to properly measure them! I have not fully researched your site … do you sell lids?? Many thanks, DB

    • Fillmore Container Posted May 20, 2017 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

      HI DB, You bet! We sell them by the piece or by the case. By the piece ends up getting kind of pricey for shipping, so it’s nice if you can plan to make the most of your order – like placing a joint order with a neighbor.

  9. Josh Posted June 15, 2017 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    Looking for a 40mm lug cap. Any ideas on were to find this unique size?

    • Fillmore Container Posted June 16, 2017 at 7:47 am | Permalink

      Hi Josh, It sounds like this might be a custom size. Most juice bottle lids are 38mm (like Snapple) them jump to 43mm (like Nantucket nectars). I’ve forwarded you inquiry to our general manager who should be in touch with details. Thank you!

  10. Sandy Posted July 5, 2017 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    I am using Bormioli gallon glass jars with hermetically sealed tops for storing water. I would like to replace the tops with screw tops. The jar mouth is ~3 3/4″-wide.

    • Fillmore Container Posted July 5, 2017 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

      Hi Sandy, I haven’t seen those particular jars with threads on them to support a screw top. Does the finish of your jar have a thread (CT) or several threads (lugs) that would support either of those styles? The images of the jar finishes in above post should give you an idea of what to look for.

  11. Pat Millard Posted July 17, 2017 at 2:51 am | Permalink

    Hi Lisa,
    Do you know how or where I can get 38mm juice bottle caps like are used for Snapple drinks?

    • Fillmore Container Posted July 17, 2017 at 10:09 am | Permalink

      We carry the 38mm lug in gold, black, white. Since Snapple’s packaging is so customized, I’d recommend testing them first to ensure that it’s the lid that you need. If you’re local, you’re welcome to swing by with a bottle and try a sample lid on.

  12. Desiree Seaberry Posted July 22, 2017 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    Which lid size will I need if I purchase 4oz jars and 8oz jars

    • Fillmore Container Posted July 25, 2017 at 7:52 am | Permalink

      Hello Desiree, It depends on which 4oz jars and 8oz jars you’re looking at – we have several styles in those sizes. The best way to be sure that you’re getting the proper lid with your jars is to bring up the jar details. When you do that, the lids that are designed to fit that jar will flow along the right side of your screen as accessories for that jar.
      If you’re unsure, feel free to give our customer service team a call – 1-866-345-5527.

  13. donna call-thomas Posted July 25, 2017 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    Doyouu sell a 5 1/2 inch barrel screw on lid; which also has a metal handle on it.and how much please

    • Fillmore Container Posted July 25, 2017 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

      I’m sorry, Donna, but we do not carry lids that wide. Are you looking to replace an antique lid?

  14. Mike Posted August 28, 2017 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    I have a old butter churn but the jar was damaged when I moved this is from my grandmother so I have been looking for a jar with 5″screw on lid 9″ deep any help would be great

    • Fillmore Container Posted August 28, 2017 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

      Hello Mike,
      We have some cracker jars that may end up being close – with a finish of 123mm.However, I don’t believe that the jar is tall enough to accommodate your lid attachment. If you can our customer service, they could measure the height of then entire jar. If you’re local and can stop by, that would be the easiest. If not, try taking as accurate a measurement as you can, using this post as a guide. These cracker jars take a 123mm CT lid.

  15. Lisa Posted September 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    I’d like to know that the ??/??? measurement is for canning jars – (ball/kerr/mason) wide mouth mason jars and regular/standard jars.


    • Fillmore Container Posted January 12, 2018 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

      Ball and Kerr wide mouth jars are an 86-460 size lid. Not all “wide mouth” jars and lids are the same as the Ball jars, so you do want to be careful of the general term wide mouth. If you are looking for one piece lids on our website, you can search for items that being with “RC-086”.

  16. Rita Posted November 9, 2017 at 6:05 am | Permalink

    I am trying to find lids and caps for the smaller mouth canning jars. When my mother canned in the 1960’s these were referred to as #63. The measurement is 2.5 inches on the outside of the threads. Could you tell me where to find these “antique” lids.

    • Fillmore Container Posted January 12, 2018 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

      Hi Rita,
      Unfortunately these antique size 63mm lids are not manufactured anymore. Ball did make a 63mm lid many years ago, but it is deeper than any of the 63 mm lids that are manufactured today. Sadly, we are not sure where you would be able to find the lids to fit.

  17. GerriAnn Lockman Posted December 3, 2017 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    I would like to find a substitute lid for OUI glass yogurt jars. $10.67 is too much to pay for 2 plastic lids!! Why re-cycle if you make a bad decision like that afterwards. Thanks for any help

    • Fillmore Container Posted December 13, 2017 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

      I do not believe we have any lids that will fit those jars, as there doesn’t appear to be any threading around the top of the jar. Feel free to call us with jar measurements and we can try and find a solution.

  18. Sharun Posted December 19, 2017 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    cant find: 4 1/2″ metal lid

    do you have them?

    • Fillmore Container Posted January 3, 2018 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

      The largest that we sell individually is a 110 mm lid. This is slightly less than 4 1/2″. Are you able to provide us with the millimeter measurements of your jar? Can you also tell us if the jar is continuous thread or a lug?


  19. Missy Posted December 29, 2017 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Help please,
    Round 20.5in top diameter planter. I want to use a planter “tray” upside down to cover the opening..Would a 21in round tray fit over the top loosely on the outside of the container?
    Purposed use: To camouflage personal items beside the commode. Link below for pictorial view.

    • Fillmore Container Posted January 3, 2018 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

      Hi Missy,
      I’m sorry, but we don’t carry any lids that are large enough to cover your 20.5in planter.

  20. Cindy Posted March 12, 2018 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Do you by any chance know what size I would need for Ball regular and wide mouth canning jars? I am hoping since they are a common jar you have already answered this question in the past.

    • Fillmore Container Posted March 20, 2018 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

      Hi Cindy,
      The ball regular mouth is a 70 mm CT. Lid size is referred to as 70G on our website.

      The ball widemouth is an 86 mm CT.

  21. Stuart Dietz Posted March 14, 2018 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    Can you supply gallon jars with a standard 70mm mouth? Thank you

    • Fillmore Container Posted March 20, 2018 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

      Hi Stuart,

      I am sorry, we do not have any gallons with the standard size lid of 70mm. The gallon jars just are not made with such a small opening.

  22. Harry James Posted March 31, 2018 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    We have several old jars that have ATLAS Mason on two sides and measurements in OZ on the other two. They are lug jars and measures 61.68 MM or 2.475 in.
    I can send a pic if possible. My sweetie would like to use the jars for her dyes.

    • Fillmore Container Posted April 6, 2018 at 9:56 am | Permalink

      Hi Harry,
      We are going to email you about your lids/jars. Thanks!

  23. Sarajit Mitra Posted September 1, 2018 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    Im looking for 5 continupus thread metal lids for a set of jars having diameter 120mm. Can you supply or advise where i can get them.

    • Fillmore Container Posted October 29, 2018 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

      Hi Sarajit,
      I am sorry for our delayed response. We do not carry 120mm lids. Sorry we can’t help you with your lid needs.

  24. Toni Posted September 7, 2018 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    The top of my jar measures 120mm, so what size screw on lid do I need?

    • Fillmore Container Posted October 29, 2018 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

      Hi Toni,

      I am sorry, we do not have 120 mm sized lids.

  25. Dan Walz Posted October 2, 2018 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    Can you tell me the lid size for glass, one gallon pickle jars?

    • Fillmore Container Posted October 29, 2018 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

      Hi Dan,

      Not all gallon pickle jars have them same size diameter. Can you review this post, and measure the diameter of the jar in millimeters (mm)? Once we know the size in mm, we can help determine if we carry a lid that will work. Thanks!

  26. Cherle Posted October 14, 2018 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    I need lids for 1/2 gallon claussen pickle jars , any ideas ?

    • Fillmore Container Posted October 29, 2018 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

      Hi Cherle, Sorry for the delayed response. To help you determine a lid size, we need to know the size of your jar opening. Are you able to measure the opening of the jar in millimeters (mm). If you don’t have a metric ruler, you can use a standard ruler or tape measure and convert to metrics. The images in this post show you how to measure the jar to determine the lid size. Feel free to call our office once you have measurement details – 866-FILL-JAR.

  27. Gene Thomas Posted October 15, 2018 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    I need 25-50 metal lids for large vintage Duraglass pickle jars. The outside diameter of the treads is 130mm. Do you have these?

    • Fillmore Container Posted October 29, 2018 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

      Hi Gene, I apologize for our late response. We do not sell any 130 mm lids. I am sorry we can’t help you with lids for those large vintage Duraglass pickle jars.

  28. Gene Thomas Posted October 15, 2018 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    I need metal jar lids for outside thread diameters measuring 120 and 130 mm. Do you have these sizes?

    • Fillmore Container Posted October 29, 2018 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

      Hi Gene, I apologize for our late response. We do not sell any 120 or 130 mm lids. I am sorry we can’t help you with those particular lids.

  29. Elio Posted October 29, 2018 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    I am working on a project that requires a customized size for the 2 pc lid. this would be the lid blank. Is this something that is feasible?

    • Fillmore Container Posted October 31, 2018 at 11:12 am | Permalink

      Hi Elio,

      I am not exactly sure what size lid you are looking for? But, we are certainly willing to see if we have a 2-piece lid size in stock that will work for your project. Here are the 2-piece lids we have available. Please email us at if we can be of further assistance. Thanks!

  30. Merle Posted November 28, 2018 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    What size JAR fits a 9cm lid?

    • Fillmore Container Posted November 29, 2018 at 11:57 am | Permalink

      Hi Merle,

      We do not have anything above a 11 cm size, which is the 110mm. Sorry we don’t have a lid for your jar.

  31. Joanie Smith Posted February 1, 2019 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    In an effort to cut down on our family’s use of plastic water bottles, we are reusing jars from various food items and purchasing plastic lids to avoid rust for our water bottles. We are looking for 1 ½”, 2″ and 2 ½” lids. Do you carry these?

    • Fillmore Container Posted February 4, 2019 at 10:36 am | Permalink

      Hi Joanie,
      We need to know if you need a lug or CT lid, but we think we have a lid that will work for you. We are going to reach out to you directly to ask some questions about sizing. Thanks!

  32. Judy Ferguson Posted February 13, 2019 at 12:04 am | Permalink

    I think it would be wonderful if there was a standard on lids I need 3 and a quarter to 3 and a 1/2 inch inside diameter lids and if anybody knows how I can find them it would be amazing

    • Fillmore Container Posted February 25, 2019 at 11:42 am | Permalink

      Hi Judy,
      There are standards for lids, the best thing to do is to measure in millimeters. It sounds like these may be 82mm and 89 mm lids. We would also need to know if they were lug or CT lids. Continuous-thread (CT) is the Mason-style closure mechanism where the jar and lid are both threaded in one continuous bead around the entire circumference of the opening; also referred to as “screw-on”. Lug is the closure system where the container has multiple threads and the lid has an equal number of lugs or tabs that grip the corresponding threads; also known as “twist-off” closures.
      Once you can confirm the mm size and the lid type (CT or Lug), email us ( and we can help recommend a lid.

  33. Bridget Booth Posted February 27, 2019 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    I have a dairy bottle I need a lid for. Would same measure method apply?

    • Fillmore Container Posted February 28, 2019 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

      Hi Bridget,

      Yes, you would use the same measuring method. You can call or email us directly if you have additional questions about measuring. Thanks!

  34. Cheryl Posted May 6, 2019 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    Lokking for a 120 mm jar lid with seal

    • Fillmore Container Posted May 8, 2019 at 9:07 am | Permalink

      Hi Cheryl,
      We do not carry any 120 mm lids that have a seal. We do carry a 1 gallon cracker jar that comes with a 120 mm lid. The lids for these jars are not sold separately and they do not have a seal. So, I don’t think it meets your needs. Sorry that we can’t help.

  35. Chrissy Fletcher Posted May 30, 2019 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    Question about the measuring of jars….would the measurement apply to canning jars also…the sealing lid is what I want to know about…I have a couple box’s of #63 caning lids ( no rings) I cant find jars for the lids…can you help??

    • Fillmore Container Posted May 31, 2019 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

      Hi Chrissy,

      The “How to measure the size of your lid and size of your jars” post refers to the measuring canning jars. However, if you have a two piece canning lid that is 63mm, I believe that is an antique lid, or at least one that is not manufactured any more. We have 63mm jars, but they do not fit the same size lid as the old 63mm ones with the two piece lids. If you have further questions, or want to discuss just email us.

  36. sharon stevens Posted July 17, 2019 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    The question: I have a friend who owned a restaurant she gave me many gallon pickle jars and I wonder is there a different lid that is a canning lid to buy for them to use for freeze-dried items? Do they even make anything like that?

    • Fillmore Container Posted August 14, 2019 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

      Hi Sharon,
      Finding a lid really depends on the size of the jar. Are you able to measure the jar finish as indicated in the post above? Feel free to contact us to discuss and hopefully we can find a lid for you.

  37. Kathy Posted September 24, 2019 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    Hi, I have an antique butter churn that needs a replacement jar. The lid would require a jar with a 5 and 1/4 inch opening. Do you have anything like that? It is my grandmother’s old churn with sentimental value.

    • Fillmore Container Posted September 25, 2019 at 11:12 am | Permalink

      Hi Kathy,
      We do not sell any lids that are larger than 110 mm, which is about 4 5/16”. I am sorry we can’t help you out.

  38. Jonathan Bossoni Posted September 24, 2019 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    I have a four gallon ball ideal jar broke lid snaps on with wire and rubber seal. 4 inch inside diameter almost five on outside

    • Fillmore Container Posted September 25, 2019 at 11:53 am | Permalink

      Hi Jonathan,
      We do not have any replacement lids with a wire and rubber seal. I am sorry we can’t help you out.

  39. Henrietta Leonard Posted January 20, 2020 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    I have a 2 1/2 gallon pickle jar and need a lid for it. I would like one of the decorative lids like a star or daisy , I measured across the top of the jar and it measures five inches. Do you have a lid that would fit my jar.

    • Fillmore Container Posted January 23, 2020 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

      Hello Henrietta,
      The decorative lids are only available in the regular mouth (70mm) sizes, and in the CT (continuous thread style) and it sounds like your jar would require a much larger lid. Also, pickle jars are often made with a lug finish.

  40. Graham East Posted March 11, 2020 at 1:20 am | Permalink

    I have a Yorkshire Glassware Est. 1898 2 gallon mason jar with tap but no lid. Can anyone advise please where I can buy one? The lid is CT (continuous thread) with inside measure of 143mm.

    • Fillmore Container Posted March 11, 2020 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

      Hi Graham, We don’t carry a stock lid that large. Are you referring to the Yorkshire 2 gallon glass dispenser?

  41. Hugh H. Bright Posted March 14, 2020 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    I have about a dozen old jars with screw on lids which have a 3 1/2 inch diameter opening and measure a tiny bit less than 3 3/4 inches on the OD of the thread. They were used for canning back in the 1940 to 50 era. They were stored in a cellar and the lids rusted, The lids are bigger than the wide mouth mason jar lids. Where can I get some new lids?

    • Fillmore Container Posted March 18, 2020 at 11:45 am | Permalink

      Hello Hugh, Based on your provided measurements, it sounds like your lid falls in between our 89mm and 110 mm. Unfortunately, we don’t carry that size. It’s possible that it was a more customized lid that isn’t made.

  42. Anita Day Posted March 25, 2020 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    Do you have 12 cm CT jar lids for large glass containers?

    • Fillmore Container Posted April 3, 2020 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

      Hi Anita, I’m sorry, but the largest lid we currently have is a 110mm lid.Thanks for checking!

  43. GG Posted April 11, 2020 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    Hi – would a 70G lid work on a container that uses a 70-400 cap size? I have not been able to find an answer anywhere. Thanks!

    • Fillmore Container Posted April 30, 2020 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

      Hello Gene, The “standard” regular mouth canning lid is a 70/450 CT lid. The 70/400 you mention, has a shorter skirt, so the fit will not be proper.

  44. Brenda Herring Posted April 12, 2020 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    I need lids measuring 2 3/8″ lug jars? Do you carry that?

    • Fillmore Container Posted April 30, 2020 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

      Hello Brenda, That measurement converts to about 60mm. The lug lids we carry that are closest to that are the RL-58 and the RL-63. I’d encourage you to re-measure using metrics, according to the suggested method in this post. If you still come up with something other than those 2 sizes, it’s possible that you have a jar that takes a custom lid.

  45. Janel Posted April 14, 2020 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    I have some Allison plastic jars that I bought to store homemade body butters in. But I got them and no regular or wide mouth lids got them.
    So following your formulation, the jars measure 3 inches wide at the mouth. That’s 76.2 mm when converted. Would your 70 lids fit? Do you have any recommendations?

    • Fillmore Container Posted April 30, 2020 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

      Hi Janel, I don’t believe that our lids would fit. You may want to check with a company who deal with plastic containers, as they would be more likely to have companion fitments.

  46. Brenda Woodhull Posted May 2, 2020 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    I need 2 plastic screw-on ct lids 4.75 “ in diameter. Can you sell me those?

    • Fillmore Container Posted May 11, 2020 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

      Hello Brenda, I’m sorry, but we do not carry a plastic lid that large.

  47. Dewain Savage Posted May 17, 2020 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Looking for an 80mm CT lid with a strong skirt. Intend to cut out the center and leave a 1/2 inch flang to use on my black and decker food blender which retains the rotor blades.

    • Fillmore Container Posted May 19, 2020 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

      I’m sorry Dewain, we don’t carry a lid in that diameter.

  48. Justin Posted May 20, 2020 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Hi – I have the 9 oz Straight-Sided Jars 70-400 Finish. I can’t stand the way the shorter profile lid looks, though. Can I use the 70-450 lid instead? Does it fit properly? I can’t tell from looking at the pictures. Thanks.

    • Fillmore Container Posted May 20, 2020 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

      Hi Justin, The glass threads on that jar are designed specifically for a short shirted lid, so the standard skirt (70-450) wouldn’t give you a proper fit. If you’re ever curious about lid – jar compatibility, our lids are linked to the jars that they fit – under the accessories tab of the details of the jar. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

  49. Justin Posted May 20, 2020 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Okay, I’ll buy them. Thanks.

    • Fillmore Container Posted May 20, 2020 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

      Hi Justin, My auto-correct worked against me! It should’ve read “The glass threads on that jar are designed specifically for a short skirted lid, so the standard skirt (70-450) wouldn’t give you a a proper fit.” I sent you an email. Thank you!

  50. Justin Posted May 21, 2020 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    Okay, thanks.

  51. Tony Posted November 16, 2020 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    I need lids that are 5 1/8 and 3 15/16. Do you carry those sizes

    • Fillmore Container Posted November 17, 2020 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

      Industry measurements are in mm, so assuming these values are inches, the closest to the smaller of your lids is a 100mm lid. There are 2 styles – the Lug and the CT. On our site, you can sort by lid size – which will show you the options available in that size. Since there are many custom jars & lids in the market, without knowing the part numbers of the jar, or industry specs, we can’t guarantee a fit. We do not have a match for your larger size.

  52. Leona Posted November 17, 2020 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    I am looking for a spice jar lid to fit some vintage jars. The OD of the jar is 1 1/8 or 28.575 mm

    Does anything exist ?

    • Fillmore Container Posted November 17, 2020 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

      Since we don’t know the type of finish the jars have, it’s hard to tell. It sounds like you’d be looking for something close to a 28mm lid.There are 2 styles – the Lug and the CT. On our site, you can sort by lid size – which will show you the options available in that size. Since there are many custom jars & lids in the market (even with the older jars), without knowing the part numbers of the jar, or industry specs, we can’t guarantee a fit.

  53. Marshalene Scarberry Posted December 3, 2020 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    Do you sell regular mason jar canning lids?

    • Fillmore Container Posted December 3, 2020 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

      We carry a very wide range of regular mouth canning lids – single piece, and we usually carry the 2-piece (lid & ring). You’ll find them all in the “Lids & Caps” under M”Metal Lids” on our website. Standard regular mouth is the 70-450 size, but you’ll want to pay attention to details to see which are suitable for your process.

  54. Dean Posted December 11, 2020 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    I love the idea of reusing old glass jars. Your site is informative about how to measure for lids. But like it has been mentioned before, “…the cost of sending a single lid may be a little cost prohibitive.”. I agree.

    I’d like to be able to order a single lid from every lug type lid you carry. Then I can do self tests at home over many years (as new jar sizes/products become available).

    Do you have, and if you don’t, could you please make…

    A variety pack containing 1 piece of every lug type lid you carry. (Feel free to make other types too!).

    These could be packaged in bulk at your facilities with a standard shipping rate (as the weight shouldn’t change). Then people might feel better about trying to reuse old glass jars/bottles.

    • Fillmore Container Posted December 29, 2020 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

      While the idea of using old jars is a nice concept, not all jars are created with re-use in mind; especially when it come to those needing to be processed. Our measurement guide is intended more for customers who have large quantities of jars which need lids rather than a spattering of jars with differing finishes. Since we don’t have minimum order limits, or small order fees, shipping on small orders will usually seem disproportionate.

  55. Luis N Troyani Posted December 19, 2020 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    What is the thickness of the lid metal?
    Thank you


    • Fillmore Container Posted December 29, 2020 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

      This depends on the particular lid or manufacturer. Is there a particular one you had in mind?

  56. Theresa Knerr Posted December 20, 2020 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    Do the lug lids work on jarsxyou get from the store?

    • Fillmore Container Posted December 29, 2020 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

      Lug lids only work with the properly sized lug jars.

  57. Trevor Posted January 6, 2021 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    Looking for a lid for Santa Cruz Organics style quart juice jars. Lug lid, 4 lugs, inside of lid measures 46-47mm. Do you have something to match?

    • Fillmore Container Posted January 7, 2021 at 10:35 am | Permalink

      Hi Trevor, You may wish to measure thread to thread on the jar to see what lid you need. The closest to the 46-47 mm would be the RL-048. However, it’s also possible that the lids for those jars are proprietary for the brand.

  58. Adrian Dogood Posted January 12, 2021 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    Hi – I’m interested in using 8oz glass jars with a deep lug closure. I found 70mm deep lug lids on your site, but can’t find a good 8oz jar with a deep skirt in stock anywhere (Fillmore seems to only have 9oz and it’s out of stock). Can I use your 70mm deep lug lid on a standard (non-deep) 70mm lug glass jar?

    • Fillmore Container Posted January 13, 2021 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

      Hi Adrian, The lid and jar finish dimensions are very specific, so the deep lug lid is only compatible with a deep lug jar. We’re expecting to see the 9oz in April. The 8oz would be from a different manufacturer, but they won’t likely be running them any time soon because the demand is so low, and their lines are tied up trying to catch up to standing orders. If the 9oz would work for your product, we’d recommend you sign up for the re-stock notification.

  59. Anita Posted January 29, 2021 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    How do you measure the width of the thread on a jar? I have some jars that are CT, and they look to be 68mm long, which I assume would be considered a 70. But the threads are much narrower than a mason jar. A mason jar ring or lid will not tighten down on it. From the top of one thread to the top of another thread is about 4mm.

    • Fillmore Container Posted February 1, 2021 at 10:46 am | Permalink

      We only carry CT and lugs that are current standards in the industry. We don’t usually measure the length of threads, but the diameter of the finish. It’s possible that you’re looking at a shirt skirt finish (70/400) or it may be something custom for a specific brand.

  60. Angela Turner Posted February 1, 2021 at 3:27 am | Permalink

    Everyone’s talking about getting lids. I need a jar that fits 120mm or 12cm. Please shoot me over any suggestions you have. I want to do something fun.

  61. James Slemp Posted February 18, 2021 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Hello I have many gallon jars Id like to replace lids for they come from the deli and are glass with a inside diameter of 35/8 inch diameter and they appear to have 6 lugs on the metal lid and are not the screw on lid like you see on mason jar lids is this something you have and if so what would 25 lids cost and what color are they TY

    • Fillmore Container Posted February 18, 2021 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

      Hello James, That measurement is a little odd. Perhaps try measuring as described in the post to get a more accurate measurement in mm. It might be an 89mm or a 100mm lug lid. Our lug lids are identified by the diameter…so if you need an 89mm lug lid, you would look at the RL-089 items to see which colors are available. Typically, the larger lids are only available in gold or white. You can find them on our website –

  62. Rosa Posted May 18, 2021 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    What is the ##/### Equivalent to a standard size mason jar lid? I uses what’s considered ‘small mouth’ mason jars to store dried spices in and the metal lids are getting hard to come by and very expensive.
    Thank you!

    • Fillmore Container Posted May 19, 2021 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

      Hi Rosa, What is typically referred to as a “regular mouth” is a 70/450 CT finish.

  63. Raymond Town Posted May 29, 2021 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Are lids for Bonne Maman Jam jars available

    • Fillmore Container Posted June 1, 2021 at 8:37 am | Permalink

      Hello Raymond,
      It appears that their lids and jars are a signature design. We’ve seen some on etsy – for crafting, but if you’re hoping to do preserves, re-use isn’t recommended.

  64. Rej Posted June 4, 2021 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    I’m looking for lid options for my glass container that does not have thread and is smooth. Would any other type of lid work for it?

    • Fillmore Container Posted June 4, 2021 at 11:46 am | Permalink

      The only non-thread covers that we carry are in our candle category of our website. Dimensions are noted in the details of individual covers.

  65. Anne Janzen Posted June 14, 2021 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Where can I buy those 82 lug rings

  66. Fillmore Container Posted June 16, 2021 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

    Hi Deb,
    It sounds like you need a 120mm lid – Rc-120; which we do not carry as stock items. Most jars that require those lids (the cracker jars or other storage jars) usually come packaged with the lids already on them. If you’re lucky, you may see one of those at a flea market or goodwill.

  67. Jackson Alvey Posted July 20, 2021 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    Hi, looking through the comments, I couldn’t seem to find whether I’d be able to use a 70-450 regular CT lid on a jar that is listed 70-400. When I search for 70-450 jars to match the desired 70-450 antique gold CT lids, only 70-400 jars are listed.

    Will these be compatible still, or do you have straight sided jars (like 9 oz Straight-Sided Round Jar 70-400 Finish
    Item ID: A09-01C~Case12) that will fit the 70-450 lids? Thank you!

    • Fillmore Container Posted July 21, 2021 at 6:58 am | Permalink

      Hello Jackson,
      Jars with the 70-450 finish require a 70-450 lid. Jars with the 70/400 finish require a 70-400 lid. Our site is set to that when you bring up a particular jar, only the lids made to properly fit that jar will show up in the accessories tab. If you want to see what is compatible with our antique lids, bring up the lid (or any of the 70-450 lids), then go to the accessories tab associated with that lid.

  68. Bob Posted August 10, 2021 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    My aunt has given me some old jars, the had DelMonte SunFresh lids on them, how can I tell if they can be used for pressure canning or not?

    • Fillmore Container Posted August 11, 2021 at 8:19 am | Permalink

      Hi Bob, Retail jars are generally not recommended for pressure canning because the source of the jars and the specs are usually unknown, and it’s very unlikely that they would have been designed or tested for pressure canning. We would not recommend attempting to pressure can in them even if the 2-piece canning lids fit them.

  69. Diana Yeames Posted August 10, 2021 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Hi I have a Necco Candies jar used in retail back in the day . I need a lid as this one is rusted. It measures four and three quarters inches per your diagram and is a CT. Please advise. Thank you.

    • Fillmore Container Posted August 11, 2021 at 8:21 am | Permalink

      Hi Diana, Industry measurements are in metrics…so it sounds like you’d need a 120mm CT lid, which unfortunately we do not currently carry.

  70. Mike Posted August 31, 2021 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    I can’t seem to find replacement lids that fit my jars anymore. Even the 70mm regular mouth lids don’t fit. Am I just out of luck?

    • Fillmore Container Posted September 1, 2021 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

      Well, industry standards for fitment sizes/styles don’t really change, so I’m not sure if you’re saying you can’t find the lids, or if you’re trying to match different jar finishes. Did the style of jar you are trying to match change?

  71. Denise Marinelli Posted September 21, 2021 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    Just found your site. I will be using for various purchases. Currently I am trying to find lids to fit Bertolli jars currently in stores for pasta sauces. They are nice looking jars, and I hate waste. I want to put them to use . (Too many glass jars in land fills now, would like not to add too!). Do you have anything to fit them?

    • Fillmore Container Posted September 28, 2021 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

      If you can identify the specs (industry measurements) of the finishes of the jars, you can see if we have any that would fit. Most commercially produced jars that are available for retail should have those specs available. The specs refer to the diameter and depth of the finish and the lid required – for example, RC 70/450.

  72. Rachel Posted October 4, 2021 at 2:47 am | Permalink

    Has anyone noticed some of the new rings (that come with a purchase of new canning jars) will not tighten-down. Some of them pop-off right-a-way & others pop-off during the canning process.
    Also, my jars from years past also have longer threads as compared to the new ones I bought today of the same brand names.

    • Fillmore Container Posted October 7, 2021 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

      This is different…the “rings” come off during the process? That should never happen if they’re screwed on enough. Are you sure that the new jars have the same finish? It sounds like you may have purchased lug jars.

  73. Dollie Posted October 14, 2021 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    I have a dozen 26 ounce mason jars, but I can’t find lids or rings to fit this size? Can you help?

    • Fillmore Container Posted October 15, 2021 at 7:14 am | Permalink

      Hi Dollie, There are numerous styles of “26oz mason” jars out there, so you’ll want to determine 1)lug or ct and 2) what the measurements of the finish are. This post is designed to do that. 🙂 Unfortunately, there are some brands that designed a very specific jar mold that requires a customized lid which sometimes is a proprietary design and not available to the public. While this can make their packaging stand out from the pack, the huge down-side is that is makes their packaging less re-usable and less sustainable.

  74. Nancy Green Posted November 13, 2021 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    What a wonderful resource this website is

  75. Scott Gross Posted November 19, 2021 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    Looking for a lid to fit a 2.5 gallon jar, with 5-inch or 127mm CT threaded opening

    • Fillmore Container Posted December 3, 2021 at 6:38 am | Permalink

      Unfortunately, we don’t carry a lid that wide in diameter. It sounds like a fitment for a vintage jar. If it won’t be for food use, you may be able to find something like that on ebay.

  76. Jennifer S Posted December 10, 2021 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    I’m looking for plastic or coated lids (for storing fermented products, not canning) that would fit the “Adams Peanut Butter” jar, 1kg size). These are nice wide mouth jars that are easy to clean, and we like to repurpose when we can. The original threaded caps rust if presented to an acidic environment for too long. The inside diameter of the original cap looks to be 100 – 101 mm diameter

    Secondly, do you ship to Canada if you have a suitable sized replacement.

    • Fillmore Container Posted December 11, 2021 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

      Hello Jennifer,
      We do ship to Canada and our website will do that quote for you if you’re logged in and have provided your address. However…if you’ve measured according to the description in the post, and got the 100 – 101 mm, it doesn’t look like we have the proper lid. You can see the options by going to the website, click the “Lids & Caps” tab at the top, then along the left side you can sort by size. Our sizes jump from 89mm to 110mm for the CT style.

  77. Kurk Posted December 20, 2021 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    you explain what the 1st number is (70/400) but you dont explain at all what the 400 is a measurement of, what does that number mean?

    I have a Yorkshire Mason jar that measures about 3 1/8″ from outside thread to outside thread and by your description a CT regular thread type

    the regular mason jar lid is too small while the wide-mouth is just too big and I have been trying to find a plastic lid that would fit this jar, can you help please?

    • Fillmore Container Posted December 26, 2021 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

      Hi Kurk, In the image, it shows that the 70/400 has a shorter profile than the 70/450. That second value refers to the length of the skirt, or profile of the lid. The measurements you provide don’t match any that we carry. Most lid sizes jump from a 70 mm to 83mm. If your Yorkshire is from a recent production, it’s likely that it was either made as a drinking glass, (with no intention it would work with a standard lid) or it was made with a custom lid. We see this quite often with decorative imported glassware.

  78. Evelyn Bruce Posted December 29, 2021 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    I am looking for a large lid that measures 120 mm in diameter (CT lid). Do you have one that large?
    Evelyn Bruce

    • Fillmore Container Posted December 30, 2021 at 8:39 am | Permalink

      We do not currently have any larger than 110mm.