b. **Square or Rectangular Cans. **These cans have three measurements. The

first measurement recorded is the longest measurement of the can end, the second

number is the shortest measurement of the can end, and the third number is the height

of the can. The height measurement is from the manufacturer's double seam (bottom of

the can) to the packer's double seam (top of the can). Thus, the can size is designated

by three sets of numbers and recorded in the following order: 402 (4 and 2/16 inches,

the longest can end measurement) by 303 (3 and 3/16 inches, the width of the can end)

by 1012 (10 and 12/16 inches, the can height). (See Figure 1-7.)

Figure 1-7. Measuring the size of a square or rectangular can.

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