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The War Garden Victorious - Appendix 1I
Victory Edition 1919 HOME CANNING & DRYING of Vegetables & Fruits





How the National War Garden Commission Came into Being


The Story of the War Garden


How War Gardens Helped


Types of War Gardens


Uncle Sam's First War Garden


How Big Business Helped


How the Railroads Helped


The Army of School Gardeners


Community Gardening


Cooperation in Gardening


War Gardens as City Assets


The Part Played by Daylight Saving


The Future of War Gardening


Conserving the Garden Surplus


Community Conservation


Conservation by Drying


Why We Should Use Dried Foods


The Future of Dehydration


Cooperation of the Press
  Chapter 19 - Cartoon Illustrations


  "War Gardening,"
Victory Edition, 1919
Cover / Letters / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 31 / 32
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  "Home Canning and Drying," Victory Edition, 1919
Cover / Letters / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 31 / 32
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Color Plates

  Sow the Seeds of Victory - Every Garden a Munition PlantWILL YOU HAVE A PART IN VICTORY?

"Every Garden a Munition Plant"

James Montgomery Flagg

  War Garden Victorious Poster - War Gardens Over The TopA Poster Spreading the Idea of Militant War Gardens

Maginel Wright Enright

  War Garden Victorious Poster - Every Garden a Peace PlantA Poster for 1919, Symbolic of Victory

Maginel Wright Enright

  War Garden Victorious Poster - Can Vegetables, Fruits and the Kaiser tooCAN VEGETABLES, FRUIT AND THE KAISER TOO

J. Paul Verrees

A Poster Which Was Used in 1918, and Which, Amended–Following Germany's Defeat–Was Also Forceful in 1919



  We can can vegetables, fruti and the Kaiser too We can can Vegetables Fruit and the Kaiser too



page 15

Canning in Tin.

Canning in Tin. Fig. 29. Wiping juice and syrup from groove. Fig. 30. Applying cap and wiping groove with brush dipped in soldering fluid. Fig. 31. Placing clean hot capping steel on can and melting solder into groove.


After exhausting, the cans are removed from the sterilizer and the vent hold is closed. The cans are returned to the sterilizer and sterilized, following the time-table given on page 2. At the end of the sterilization period remove cans and plunge immediately into cold water. Do not stack cans closely until cold.

   After packing, label each can by writing the name of contents on the side. If intended for sale affix a label just before shipping. Do not allow paste to touch the can, as it will cause the tin to rust. The label should be large enough to encircle the can and overlap at the edges. Put the paste on one of the overlapping edges and draw label tightly around can, pasting the two edges together.
   To seal, wipe top of can clean and dry and then put the cap in place, applying flux carefully to the groove. Do not allow the flux to enter can, as it is poisonous. Hold the cap in place with the center rod and lower the hot capping iron squarely and firmly on the solder rim of the cap, or melt a little solder in the groove by holding the solder wire against the lower part of the capping steel.

Revolve the iron to melt the solder and seal the can. Lift the capping iron wit a sudden twist, holding the center rod in place. When solder has hardened remove center rod.
   To tip, dry top of can and apply flux to the hole in the center of the cap. Hold the solder in the left hand, brush it with the hot tipping iron so only a bead will drop and close hole.
   The steels must be kept clean and well coated with solder. To do this, if capping steel is rusty, clean with a file, brick or emery paper. To tin the capping steel heat and dip in flux, then heat again until red hot and dip in sal ammoniac and solder until well coated. Sal ammoniac is made by mixing equal parts of dry sal ammoniac with solder chips. Coat the tipping copper in same way.
   Flux is made as follows: To muriatic acid add strips of zinc until no more will dissolve. Strain through a cloth and when ready to use add an equal quantity of water. Flux which is used for tinning the tools should not be used for soldering.
Canning in Tin

Canning in Tin, continued. Fig 32. Turning steel to distribute solder. Fig. 33. Raising steel to allow solder to harden after pressing down on center rod. Fig. 34. Sealing with drop of solder after exhausting can and wiping vent hole.

*[ed. note:] This does not sound like a very safe and efficient way to preserve food. earthly pursuits will not be held liable for any use of this information. Use at your own risk.


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