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