Following up today’s tech conference post, as an example of basic-but-creative Amish technology, we have an “improvised Amish canning range”.  The reader who snapped the photo below shares:

Many Amish often do their canning in their building entry/wash room or shop building.  In Arthur they usually had an old gas stove/range which they kept in the shop or wash room to do their canning on.  In Indiana we don’t see that as much.  However I did find the following homemade canning range at the personal property auction of a retired cabinet maker last fall.  He took a base cabinet, added a countertop and mounted a 2-burner range unit that was made to mount inside a camper.   The propane tank would be stored inside the cabinet.

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