Can Dimension Conversion Chart***

In order to help you understand the various sizes of cans, the following chart is a comparison of the food cans that we carry. It lays out the naming convention of the can, dimensions, capacity, and type of can, and the size of chuck required on your can sealer;

Can Name

Can Size

H2O

Can Style

Chuck

211×106 2-11/16″ Dia. x 1-6/16″ High 3oz Steel, Straight smooth sides 211
301×106 3-1/16″ Dia. x 1-6/16″ High 4oz Steel, Straight smooth sides 301
307×111 3-7/16″ Dia. x 1-11/16″ High 6oz Steel, Straight, smooth sides 307
307×200 Tapered Salmon 3-7/16″ Dia. x 2″ High 8oz Steel, Tapered, smooth sides 307
#1   211×400 2-11/16″ Dia. x 4″ High 10oz Steel, Straight, beaded sides 211
#2  Short 307×308 3-7/16″ Dia. x 3-1/2″ High 13oz Steel, Straight, beaded sides 307
300×407 Soup 3″ Dia. x 4-7/16″ High 14oz Steel, Straight, beaded sides 300
301×407 Tapered Salmon 3-1/16″ Dia. x 4-8/16″ High 16oz Steel, Tapered, smooth sides 301
#2   307×409 3-7/16″ Dia. x 4-9/16″ High 19oz Steel, Straight, beaded sides 307
#2.5   401×411 4-1/16″ Dia. x 4-11/16″High 28oz Steel, Straight, beaded sides 401
#3 Tall  404×700 4-4/16″ Dia. x 7″ High 48oz Steel, Straight, beaded sides 404
#10   603×700 6-3/16″ Dia. x 7″ High 100oz Steel, Straight, beaded sides 603

Metal Tin Can Dimensions

Understanding metal tin can dimensions is easy if you know how to interpret the numbers. Here is a guide to help you.

  • In North America, numbers are usually stated in inches and in 16th of an inch.
  • By way of convention, the diameter of the can is always mentioned first.
  • The most basic can size description lists only two dimensions: diameter x height.
  • Each number is a three digit number which is broken down into the following components:

(a) The first digit represents inches.
(b) The second and third digits represent a 16th of an inch.

An Example – Putting it all together

A can with the dimensions 307 x 409 means that the can is 3 inches and 7/16th of an inch wide (across its diameter); and it is 4 inches and 9/16th of an inch high. So using the cart above, this can in our example is a #2, 19oz, can.

Looking for more metal tin can options?

For an overview of other cans we have on offer, please review the product descriptions listed for each can under our Metal Food Cans section.

Need a Manual Can Sealer or an Electric Canning Machine?

For an overview of the canning machines we have on offer, please review the product descriptions listed for each machine under our Manual Can Sealers and Electric Canning Machines section.

*** Chart is for easy reference purposes only. Exact can capacities may vary slightly.

** Sizes are descriptive for comparison purposes. Please ensure that the product is suitable for your intended purpose.

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