A. Lusk & Company

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San Francisco


Josiah Lusk Canning Company

California Canneries

A. Lusk & Company was an early wholesale grocer handling California founded in 1860. They began selling California-produced canned goods in 1867, and built their own cannery in San Francisco[1]. The company was run by William Jacobs and Albert Lusk. Jacobs's son, Isidor Jacobs, later took over the company. The company was either renamed or reorganized as California Canneries, and continued to operate through the early 1930's. In 1927, Fred and John Jacobs were running the company[2].

The company took over the Josiah Lusk Canning Company in 1889[3].


Location Years Address Details
San Francisco 1887 409-411 Washington St.[4].


  1. A History of the Canning Industry for full story.
  2. United States Food Products Directory, 1927.
  3. 1958 Western Canner and Packer". "In 1889... A. Lusk and Cos. merges with the J. Lusk Canning Co. of Oakland.
  4. A. Lusk & Go. In 1887 San Francisco Business Directory.Ulhorn and McKenny Publishers, San Francisco, 1887.