Pacific Can Company

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The Pacific Can Company was a west coast can manufacturer known for making beverage containers. The company made the first flat-top beer can on the west coast[1].

The company was bought by the National Can Company in 1955[2].


Location Years Address Details
San Francisco 1927, 1936 290 Division St. Sales office in 1936[3].
San Francisco 1927[4], 1944 Williams and Newhall St.[5].


  1. biography of Frank Burns.
  2. National Can Buys Pacific Can Company. January 27, 1955 Chicago Tribune.
  3. Advertisement. September 1, 1936 Oakland Tribune. Ad showed pop-top beer cans.
  4. Opportunities for Future Business, August 18, 1927 American Machinist. "Pacific Can Co., 290 Division St., will build a factory at Newhall St. and Williams Ave.. Estimated cost $100,000. Work will be done under the supervision of L. H. "Nishklan, Monandock Bldg., engineer."
  5. Executive Order 9466 authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to take possession and operate the plants and facilities of certain machine shop companies." 1944.