Can Size Equivalents – Translating Old Fashioned Recipes

I was busy reading through some old cookbooks today and found a great recipe for a very hearty chili made with dried red beans.  As I was jotting down the recipe, I came across an ingredient that I needed to decypher:

1 can (No. 2-1/2) tomatoes

I did some research to find the actual “No.” size equivalent between the old measurements and today’s can size.  I thought you might appreciate this resource the next time you run into an odd measurement, especially in old recipes.  Here is the link:

Can Size Equivalents

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