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Old 05-23-2005, 08:56 PM   #1
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What size is a #2 can?

I was looking at an old recipe and it calls for a "#2 can" of something. What size is a #2 can?


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Old 05-23-2005, 09:06 PM   #2
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I read somewhere that a #2 can is 20 oz.


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Old 05-25-2005, 06:26 PM   #3
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Not knowing the recipe - or what the ingredient is - it's a toss up as to if you mean weight or fluid volume.

By weight, a #2 can is 1-Lb 4-oz (20 oz), by volume it's 1 pint 2 oz (or 22 fluid oz).
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Old 05-25-2005, 06:46 PM   #4
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I checked with my Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook (1942) and it lists a #2 can as a 1 lb, 10 oz. to 1 lb. 8 oz. and it is approximately 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 cups of contents.
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Old 05-25-2005, 07:00 PM   #5
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This is a chart I have.

No 1 picnic = 1 1/4 cup volume or 10 1/2 to 17 ounces weight

No. 2 = 2 1/2 cups volume or 20 ounces weight

No. 2 1/2 = 3 1/2 cups volume or 27 to 29 ounces weight

No. 3 = 5 3/4 cups volume or 51 ounces weight

No. 10 = 3 quarts volume or 6 1/2 pounds to 7 pounds 5 ounces weight
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Old 05-27-2005, 08:06 PM   #6
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Very good info. Thanks for posting it spice. this will be a big help to a lot of people.

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