Business: Tin Cans Full

Last week tin plate production boomed up to 100% of capacity—highest level in its 40 years of history. But not since the trust-forming days of William Bateman Leeds, the one & only tin plate king, has there been a tin plate industry, separate and distinct. "Tin Plate" Leeds and his fabulous friends, Judge William Moore, promoter extraordinary, and Daniel Gray ("Czar") Reid, tossed their tin plate trust into T. S. Steel Corp. at a price which made the Elder John Pierpont Morgan groan. What they did keep was the tin can trust. Today...

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