Old Ball canning Blue books

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by stg58, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Picked up 1947, 1963 & 1974 Ball Blue books on home canning at a used book store in nice shape to go along with my current copy.

    Original price was-1947 $0.10, 1963 $0.35 and 1974 $1.00.

    I don't know how much difference there will be but it may be nice to have a vintage perspective on canning.
    With a few notes neatly added on note cards.
  2. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I am so envious.
  3. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Actually, Site supporters got a copy of the Ball Canning guide in PDF format along with hundreds of other titles on the Annual DVD that I create as a personal thank you for becoming a site supporter.
  4. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Yeah, well that DVD accidentally met with a cup of coffee. I never got to enjoy the whole thing. Did I ever mention I am an extreme klutz? :oops:
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  5. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    PM me your mailing address, i'll send you another.
    As I delete the message once I've written the address on the package.
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  6. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    I just have to say it: Why would anyone want to can balls, especially blue ones? o_O
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  7. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I have been working hard to NOT ask that question......;)
  8. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I don't know how to respond. People at least make a crack about accident prone, walking into walls.
  9. wes

    wes Monkey

    I was brought here by the wonderful google. I saw that if you are a site supporter you can get the ball canning guide as a .pdf. I'm having a hard time finding the older versions of this book that actually had content and pressure canning recipes that we grew up knowing and loving.

    What level of site support is needed to get the .pdf for the book and is it an older copy?
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  10. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    No Site Support, needed, Welcome to the Monkey Tree... Pick yourself out a branch and have a good look around... Lots of Great info to be had around here, and plenty of Regular Folks, with large Knowledge Bases to share... Feel free to search the Posts, Archives, and Blogs... They are there for you as a New Monkey....
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2014
  11. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

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  12. Liberty Farm

    Liberty Farm Monkey

    Hello All. Glad to be a new member.
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  13. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey+++

    I just picked up a 1999 copy of ball book of canning,freezing and dehydrating for 35 cents and it has the one recipe I have been searching for---canning summer squash
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  14. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I bought a Blue Ball canning kit a few months ago, for A$20, recipe book included, at a thrift shop. It was a good find at a good price, I thought.
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  15. natshare

    natshare Monkey+++

    **sigh** Unfortunately, the last of our local used book stores went out of business, a few years ago! :(

    Now my only source, for used books, is what comes into the Goodwill store (pretty slim pickin's), or online.
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