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Female cannery worker observes a stack of can lids at the clinching machine.

A worker keeps the stack of lids filled ready for capping. Imperial Cannery 1945. Image CVA 586-3934 courtesy of City of Vancouver Archives.

Once the cans of salmon were properly filled they would move along the conveyor to the capping station. Cans were topped with a lid that was loosely crimped onto the can and stamped with a code to indicate the cannery, type of salmon, and location.

A women stands behind a conveyor belt with 1 pound cans.

Cannery worker fills the column of caps to be placed on the cans by the capping machine. Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society Archives courtesy of the Canadian Fishing Company CFC 3-21-18.