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Table of Weights and Measures for Can Sizes
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A. GENERAL INFORMATION No. 5
TABLE OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES FOR CAN SIZES
AVERAGE CUPS
APPROX. CANS
NO. CANS EQUIV.
CAN SIZE
AVERAGE NET
PER CAN
PER CASE
NO. 10 CN
WEIGHT OR
FLUID MEASURE
PER CAN (SEE
NOTE)
No. 10
6 lb 8 oz
12-1/2
6
1
No. 3 cyl
3 lb 2 oz (46 fl oz)
5-3/4
12
2
No. 3 (vacuum)
1 lb 7 oz
2-3/4
24
4-1/2
No. 2-1/2
1 lb 12 oz
3-1/2
24
4
No. 2
1 lb 4 oz
2-1/3
24
5
No. 303
1 lb
2
24
7
No. 300
14 oz
1-3/4
24
7
No. 2 (vacuum)
12 oz
1-1/2
24
8
No. 1 picnic
11 oz
1-1/4
48
10
NOTE: The net weight on can or jar labels differs among foods due to different densities of foods. For example: A
No. 10 cn contains 6 lb 3 oz sauerkraut or 7 lb 5 oz cranberry sauce.



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