Business & Finance: Cans in France

Far & away the biggest maker of tin-plate and tin cans in France is J. J. Car-naud & Forges des Basse-Indre. Last week Continental Can Co. Inc. announced that it had granted this company its patents on canning and canning machinery, will receive royalties in future. Prior to the arrangement, Continental disposed of its stock interest in Compagnie Franco-Con-tinentale de Boites Metalliques, acquired last year. In England, Continental has a minority interest in Metal Box Co., Ltd. Continental's bigger rival, American Can Co., has a substantial interest in British Can Co. Ltd., maker...

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