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1947 During Scale-O-Matic pressure cooker
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Post# 1103994   1/10/2021 at 12:45 (1,063 days old) by mieleman (Phoenix)        

This belonged to my mother, and is heavy cast aluminum. Works well, gasket seals and vent works normally. Just thought I'd post here and see if anyone is interested... seems too nice to go to Goodwill. Have rack for inside, and owners manual.. will post pictures.

Located in Phoenix, but willing to ship.

Post# 1104172 , Reply# 1   1/11/2021 at 17:50 (1,062 days old) by countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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Do you have the pictures and how much are you asking for it?

Post# 1104221 , Reply# 2   1/11/2021 at 21:28 (1,062 days old) by mieleman (Phoenix)        

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Post# 1104243 , Reply# 3   1/12/2021 at 01:05 (1,062 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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Wow!  That thing is fawsome! 


How is the pressure regulated?

Post# 1104247 , Reply# 4   1/12/2021 at 02:08 (1,062 days old) by aircub (Huntington, AR)        

I love this unit how much are you asking?

I have several vintage pressure canners and cookers


Post# 1104300 , Reply# 5   1/12/2021 at 14:03 (1,061 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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Interesting pressure regulator which is the source of the "scale-o-matic" term.  This would be a fun cooker to use, and I really like the sealing knob system instead of a twisting/locking lid.  I wonder how this thing sounds during operation.  It would be fun to watch the pressure lever jiggling up and down.  I can't be sure if there's any safety valve, though, and that's a concern. 


Here's a link to an ebay ad with more detailed pictures:


Post# 1104311 , Reply# 6   1/12/2021 at 17:06 (1,061 days old) by countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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I'll take it. I'll email you back and can come get it sometime this week.

Post# 1104870 , Reply# 7   1/17/2021 at 17:44 (1,056 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Jon Charles posted about acquiring some of these a while back.  They use an interesting way to cook in that you set the pressure to some high setting based on the food being cooked and when that setting is reached, then you shut off the heat. 

Post# 1104879 , Reply# 8   1/17/2021 at 21:15 (1,056 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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Tom the pressure cooker you described sounds like something Chambers would have come up with.

Post# 1105442 , Reply# 9   1/21/2021 at 20:07 (1,052 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I don't know about that, but Jon Charles described how they were used/operated and the descriptions can be found in the Super Forum, I believe.

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