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We occasionally see questions about can sizes, so I thought
I'd convey what an undated old booklet from the American Can
Company states. Then perhaps folks can find this via google
when the question arises....

Common Can Sizes:

No. 1/4 Flat Can: 4 3/4 oz, ca 1/2 cup; used for meat spreads.

No. 1/2 Flat Can: 7 3/4 oz-8 1/2 oz, ca 1 cup; used mainly
for salmon.

No. 1 Tall Can: 12-16 oz, ca 2 cups; used for salmon, fruit
cocktail and fruits.

No. 2 Can: 1 lb 2 oz to 1 lb 8 oz, ca 2 1/2 cups; used mainly
for vegetables, fruits and juices.

No. 2 1/2 Can: 1 lb 10 oz to 2 lbs 3 oz, ca 3 1/2 cups; used
primarily for fruits, but spinach, tomatoes, sauerkraut, beets
and pumpkin are also packed in it.

No. 3 Cylinder: same as No. 5 Can.

No. 5 Can: 3 lbs, 9 oz (47-48 oz), ca 6 cups; used for juices.

No. 10 Can: 6-8 lbs, ca 13 cups; used for vegetables and
fruits. Commonly called institutional or restaurant size and
not ordinarily available in stores.
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On Mon 15 May 2006 06:27:20p, Thus Spake Zarathustra, or was it Jean B.?

We occasionally see questions about can sizes, so I thought
I'd convey what an undated old booklet from the American Can
Company states. Then perhaps folks can find this via google
when the question arises....

Common Can Sizes:

No. 1/4 Flat Can: 4 3/4 oz, ca 1/2 cup; used for meat spreads.

No. 1/2 Flat Can: 7 3/4 oz-8 1/2 oz, ca 1 cup; used mainly
for salmon.

No. 1 Tall Can: 12-16 oz, ca 2 cups; used for salmon, fruit
cocktail and fruits.

No. 2 Can: 1 lb 2 oz to 1 lb 8 oz, ca 2 1/2 cups; used mainly
for vegetables, fruits and juices.

No. 2 1/2 Can: 1 lb 10 oz to 2 lbs 3 oz, ca 3 1/2 cups; used
primarily for fruits, but spinach, tomatoes, sauerkraut, beets
and pumpkin are also packed in it.

No. 3 Cylinder: same as No. 5 Can.

No. 5 Can: 3 lbs, 9 oz (47-48 oz), ca 6 cups; used for juices.

No. 10 Can: 6-8 lbs, ca 13 cups; used for vegetables and
fruits. Commonly called institutional or restaurant size and
not ordinarily available in stores.


Good reference. Thanks!

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