Italian Canning Company

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San Jose

1917 - 1920 / 1922

The Italian Canning Company was a San Jose canner started in 1917. The cannery was operated by J. Patorno of New Orleans[1]. An article in Western Canner and Packer noted the construction: "A large plant will be established in time for operations next year."[2] The company was also flagged in 1917 for selling adulterated tomatoes[3]. The company was still listed as active in 1922[4], though another source shows the plant at Fourth and Margaret sold by 1920[5].


Location Years Address Details
San Jose 1917 Margaret and Fourth


  1. Brooks Reports on Industrial Situation Here: December 17, 1918 San Jose Evening News.
  2. California Canneries: October 1917 Western Canner and Packer.
  3. January 12, 1917 California Grocers Advocate. "Italian Canning Company, San Jose: decomposed and filthy tomatoes."
  4. Eugene Sawyer, 1922 Santa Clara County history.
  5. January 30, 1920 Sanitary and Heating Age. "Garden City Metal Works...recently purchased the plant owned by the Italian Canning Co. at 4th and Martha, on which it has already started improvements and will erect a modern building."