+  Antique-shop.com
|-+  Antiques!» Antique Questions Forum» Dixie Can sealer
Username:
Password:
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Dixie Can sealer  (Read 2159 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Shardoucet
New Member
*

Karma: +0/-0
Posts: 10


View Profile
« on: April 20, 2010, 02:28:59 PM »

Hi All,

  I have this Dixie automatic can sealer that I cant find out much about other than it being from the Dixie Canner co.
Any help would be much appreciated.

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac125/shardoucet/Dixie%20Canner/IMG_1804.jpg

http://i892.photobucket.com/albums/ac125/shardoucet/Dixie%20Canner/IMG_1809.jpg


 Smiley Smiley Smiley Thanks  Smiley Smiley Smiley
Logged
winffup
New Member
*

Karma: +0/-0
Posts: 35


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2010, 05:13:10 PM »

Here's what I found out:

George Raney founded the company in 1895 in Chapel Hill, NC and expanded it across the Southern USA. By 1914, operating as the Dixie Canner Company, the company developed a farm-home canning concept using tin cans. Continental Can Co. acquired Dixie Canner in 1928.

In 1936 Dixie Canner moved to Athens, GA where the University of Georgia Agriculture Extension Service was developing a Community Canning concept for preserving surplus vegetables, fruits, and meats. During its heyday, Dixie Canner was an integral part of this concept as a provider of the equipment.

Dixie Canner became a separate Georgia corporation in 1945. Today, Dixie continues to fill the need for low volume canning and packaging equipment for R&D and Educational Projects, Specialty Canning and Packaging operations ... Worldwide.



Plus, it looks like they still make that, I could be wrong but the model in the website looks a lot like yours.

http://www.dixiecanner.com/1030.htm
Logged
KC
Moderator
Hero Member
*****

Karma: +28/-2
Posts: 8520


Forever Blessed!


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2010, 06:17:58 PM »

This particular one was made after 1939.

Was for the individual who had canning needs such as a small business.

Notice the patents are held by Continental Can Company one of the largest commercial canners in the US. The other one of which I have $$$$$ stock in is Crown Cork & Seal Company.  Family members have worked in this business for longer than I care to remember. (On soda cans you see 2 C's enveloping each other and a crown representing these companies.)

To get a read on the one you have look up the last 2 patents listed on your item under
http://www.google.com/patents?hl=en  Just plus in the number of the patent and it will bring up the diagrams and information.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2010, 06:20:19 PM by KC » Logged

I'm from the South - but please don't mistake my Southern Charm as a weakness!
Shardoucet
New Member
*

Karma: +0/-0
Posts: 10


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2010, 06:44:12 PM »

Thank you KC and winffup for all your help.  Smiley

 I also managed to get a hold of someone at Dixie and they told me that it was made between 1950-67 and is basically a older version of the Model 23H Seamer.
Logged
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to: