c. Oval Cans. Oval or pear-shaped cans also have three measurements that
are recorded in order of the longest measurement of the end, then the shortest
measurement, and finally, the height of the can (double seam to double seam). The
size of an oval can is recorded using three sets of numbers (length x width x height).
For example, 402 (4 and 2/16 inches) by 303 (3 and 3/16 inches) by 208 (2 and 8/16
inches). In addition, to distinguish this size can from a rectangular can, the numerical
designation is followed by the parenthetic term (oval) or (pear-shaped)--for example,
402 X 303 X 208 (oval). (See Figure 1-8.)
Figure 1-8. Measuring the size of an oval (pear-shaped) can.