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Old February 26, 2017   #46
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Worth, the canner w/o the gauge is probably a Mirro. We get questions about it a lot. The weight rocker on the top controls the pressure. As long as it is rocking correctly, the pressure is fine. I personally use weights on my Presto along with the gauge. The gauge is more to tell that the pressure has gone all the way down to zero after the heat has been turned off before opening the lid. I like the weights method.
Barb it is definitely a presto they recently stopped making.
Here is the instruction manual.
https://www.gopresto.com/downloads/i...ns/0174510.pdf


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I have a canner like the one in the pic of the video Worth posted, it's the newer type National Presto with a safety pressure lock in the handle. The weight constantly rocks and once pressure builds it has a pop up lock that prevents the lid from opening. It's basically dummy proof unless you point the pop off safety plug at your face.



In the pictuer I put up last night I notice what I thought was the pressure plug is the lid safety lock.
I still wouldn't want anything connect to the inside of the pressure camber pointed towards me.

This is a practice that has saved my tail more than once with higher pressures.
Old habits are hard to break.
I cant count how many untrained people I have seen open the main valve on a high presser tank staring at the gauge face.
You stand to the side.
Some time ago I had a rupture disk blow on me at 2500 pounds.
The idiot kid rebuilding the valve put the wrong rupture disk in it.
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This is a cooker, not a canner then?
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This is a cooker, not a canner then?
No it is a canner cooker both it says so right on the instruction manual.
Can you no open the link?
The National Presto site and the All American sites both have the manuals and spare parts on line encase you lose it or something.
What they dont sell anymore is the old petcock for canners but they do for the sterilizer , this is replaced with the blow out plug.
Both the canner and sterilizer have a blow out/over pressure plug the canner is black and the sterilizer is red or orange looking.



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Worth, I googled National Presto and got that saucepan with the handle. That is a cooker, not a canner. Not big enough. The link goes to a different item which is a canner. It uses weights instead of a gauge. I hadn't seen a Presto one like this before. Similar to the Mirro that I mentioned.
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Worth, I googled National Presto and got that saucepan with the handle. That is a cooker, not a canner. Not big enough. The link goes to a different item which is a canner. It uses weights instead of a gauge. I hadn't seen a Presto one like this before. Similar to the Mirro that I mentioned.
Barb that link goes to the canner cooker (without) a gauge instructions.
It is the same one on the YouTube capture and is 16 quarts.

Here is the first page and is dated 2014 and they dont make it anymore in their line of products, but on line there are a few new old stock still around.
Part number 1745 as opposed to 1755 with gauge.
I saw one at Walmart a few years ago.

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Worth, it makes me so happy to see you bringing back all of the " old school" devices and methods. Cool to see all the stuff we grew up with and brings back such good memories. jimbo
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Worth, it makes me so happy to see you bringing back all of the " old school" devices and methods. Cool to see all the stuff we grew up with and brings back such good memories. jimbo
Your welcome.
Sadly it is a long gone practice for much of this stuff I do.
It makes me feel like a dinosaur.

I remember seeing the old galvanized oval water bath canners at people houses in the barn.
And I remember some people still canning green beans this way.
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Good lord I just found another Kook Kwick Canner a 10-20 just like my mom had.
$40 bucks.


Then this old presto for 30 bucks used twice.
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Good lord I just found another Kook Kwick Canner a 10-20 just like my mom had.
$40 bucks.


Then this old presto for 30 bucks used twice.
Hope you bought them Worth..
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I thought about it but decided not to.
The Kook Kwick is 77 miles from my house.
The main reason is I am not greedy.
There might be someone with no canner at all that can use one for a bargain price.
Darn I want that thing though.

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I sent an email.

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I can see it now...

One day Mike and Frank will be driving down a Texas road looking for places to "pick," and stop to talk to a man out planting tomatoes in his yard. They'll chat for a bit, then he'll invite them in to see the largest collection of Vintage Canners in the country... all still in use.
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I can see it now...

One day Mike and Frank will be driving down a Texas road looking for places to "pick," and stop to talk to a man out planting tomatoes in his yard. They'll chat for a bit, then he'll invite them in to see the largest collection of Vintage Canners in the country... all still in use.
And the fat one Frank? burns his butt on one of them.

Famous last words.
This one will complete my collection.


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And the fat one Frank? burns his butt on one of them.

Famous last words.
This one will complete my collection.


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If you get it Worth you could always fix it up for someone else. At least you could tell yourself that.. I think it's cool that you know how to refurbish cleanly and correctly so these things are safe to use. . .. jimbo
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