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Worth1 February 24, 2017 07:25 AM

I don't know if I mentioned this or not but the vent pipe and weight for an All American canner will fit right on these old canners.
You would remove the needle valve assembly and install it there.
The thread size is 1/8 NPT (National Pipe Thread).
Worth

sdambr February 24, 2017 08:38 AM

Wow, great looks great!

encore February 24, 2017 01:56 PM

worth , just curious , do those old canners have any type of rubber seal ? or just metal to metal?---thanks tom

Worth1 February 24, 2017 02:50 PM

[QUOTE=encore;621314]worth , just curious , do those old canners have any type of rubber seal ? or just metal to metal?---thanks tom[/QUOTE]

No gaskets just a taper fit metal.
That is why I like them.
Worth

coronabarb February 24, 2017 03:12 PM

I have a friend who inspects and tests the gauges for folks who bring canners in. We've seen some of these old beauties, usually owned by someone who got it from their grandmother. A couple had wooden handles. The gauges have either been broken or didn't test within range to be accurate. One was too warped to use. I would personally keep it as a conversation piece. ;-)

Jimbotomateo February 24, 2017 07:11 PM

[QUOTE=Worth1;621160]Thanks both of you and everyone else that took the time to look.
It took years to find this thing around where I live.
I think I will buy a brisket hot smoke it and then pressure cook it for a test run.
I sent a pictuer to the people I bought it from they were very happy it was back in use.
I hope their grandmother is looking down from heaven with pride that her old canner is running again.:)
Why am I so nostalgic and passionate about this stuff I have no idea.:?!?:
My neighbor Henry liked it too.

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Worth that thing is a thing of beauty! Great detective work too. I remember pressure cookers from when I was just a kid in the 50s 60s. I really like what you did to it. When we were kids my mom sent us over to an old lady's house to borrow some sugar and we noticed a mess of spaghetti hanging from her ceiling. My mom told us the lady's pressure cooker blew up! :lol:. I also like the fact that the bolt things are all metal. Looks like it was well made! Have fun with it.:). Jimbo

Worth1 February 24, 2017 08:16 PM

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Brought it up to the modern age so I dont have to mess and fool with it as.much.
There is a hardware store I go by every day and I picked uo a gauge a weight and a steam tube for the All American and put on it.
The lady tried to tell me I needed the one for the National Presto for National canners.
By the time I gave her the history of the company and the canners over the phone she was baffled.
Right now I am doing as dry run to see where I need to set my stove.
Yes I know it is at 15 pounds but that is were I will cook at not can.
Works great at a little over medium heat.
I will also compare the new gauge with the old one.
I have to say the old one I think is better.
I have tested and calibrated one heck of a lot of gauges in my life ones far better than these.
The old one is as smooth as can be and as I said can be calibrated me thinks.
The weight jiggles for about 30 seconds stops for about the same time and starts again.
One of the reasons I am doing this is so people can get a play by play and not be scared of pressure canners and canning.
The weight gives me a redundant safety too.
Worth
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Worth1 February 24, 2017 09:17 PM

[QUOTE=coronabarb;621327]I have a friend who inspects and tests the gauges for folks who bring canners in. We've seen some of these old beauties, usually owned by someone who got it from their grandmother. A couple had wooden handles. The gauges have either been broken or didn't test within range to be accurate. One was too warped to use. I would personally keep it as a conversation piece. ;-)[/QUOTE]


Sorry Barb the old gauge stays on the canner.;)
I compared it to the new one with the weight and it does the same thing.
Both go off at 11 PSI with the weight on 10 PSI and rock steady at 15 psi or just a wee bit under like 14 1.2 pounds.
This is the same readings I got from my test gauge when testing the old gauge.

Worth

coronabarb February 25, 2017 12:22 AM

Awkward wording...I meant the warped canner referenced in my comment I would keep as a conversation piece. ;-)

Jimbotomateo February 25, 2017 01:02 AM

[QUOTE=coronabarb;621431]Awkward wording...I meant the warped canner referenced in my comment I would keep as a conversation piece. ;-)[/QUOTE]

Barb, that's not fair to use that awesome puppy on every post!:lol::). Jimbo

Worth1 February 25, 2017 07:15 AM

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I was looking at a canning video and this ((safety violation)) popped out at me in no time flat.
Instead of asking what it is I will go ahead and say what it is.
In the picture you will see the over pressure plug on the canner rotated so it is in the front of the stove.
This points it right at your face, if it where to come out for any reason you would be scalded big time.

You will also notice the canner does not have a gauge you have no way of knowing how much pressure is in the canner.
Fine for some but not me.:no:
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Worth1 February 25, 2017 07:30 AM

[QUOTE=coronabarb;621431]Awkward wording...I meant the warped canner referenced in my comment I would keep as a conversation piece. ;-)[/QUOTE]

I remember you talking about the warped canners now.
I'm not for sure I wouldn't just toss it or use it as a planter.
Mine has wood handles too.
I need to make replacements.
Worth

Father'sDaughter February 25, 2017 08:10 AM

[QUOTE=Worth1;621448]I was looking at a canning video and this ((safety violation)) popped out at me in no time flat.
Instead of asking what it is I will go ahead and say what it is.
In the picture you will see the over pressure plug on the canner rotated so it is in the front of the stove.
This points it right at your face, if it where to come out for any reason you would be scalded big time.

You will also notice the canner does not have a gauge you have no way of knowing how much pressure is in the canner.
Fine for some but not me.:no:
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That looks just like the old pressure cooker I used to have. I don't think it was intended to be used for canning...

Worth1 February 25, 2017 09:12 AM

[QUOTE=Father'sDaughter;621453]That looks just like the old pressure cooker I used to have. I don't think it was intended to be used for canning...[/QUOTE]

It is the cheaper 01745 16 quart canner some places still have them in stock and yes they were intended for cooking and canning.
The 01755 16 quart canner has the gauge on top and the weight on the side.

I dont see the 01745 on the Presto website anymore.

Worth

Worth1 February 25, 2017 09:23 AM

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Took the vent pipe and weight off the big one and put it on the Little Kook Kwick.
Running 4 quarts of last weekend's Borscht through it for 90 minutes.
On this one the gauge is reading 12 pounds.
The weight really works great on the little canner because it is small the pressure fluctuations stopped completely. :yes:

Worth
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