This antiquarian volume contains a complete guide to canning and preserving foods, with information on a wide variety of jars and important things to know for their proper use. Complete with a wealth of handy tips and useful suggestions, this text will appeal to anyone who regularly uses a variety of jars. It is not to be missed by collectors of antiquarian literature of this ilk. The chapters of this text include: 'Things Every Home Canner Should Know', 'Variety and Quantity to Can', 'How to Select Containers', 'Ball Jars and Closures - How to Use Them', 'Mason Jars', 'How to Use Ball Jars', 'Ball Jar Rubbers', 'Zip Caps', 'To Seal Perfect Mason Jars with Zinc Caps', etcetera. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly hard-to-come-by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume in an affordable, modern edition. It now comes complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on preserving food.