This may seem a strange request !

(19 Posts)
ifeelfine Sat 26-Nov-16 11:42:44

Hi,
This may seem a strange request !
But I'm looking for a large tin or aluminium can,
as near to these sizes...

Dia: 3.6 inches (92mm) (82mm to 92mm)
Length: 5.9 inches (150mm) (or longer)

So I was thinking of using a can that contains some food etc,
so chunks of beef, beans, tomatoes, etc, etc.

Can anyone suggest something that you have, that you know fits these sizes.

Obviously It needs to be something that I can get locally in the UK.

NB: I posted this elsewhere in error.

Many thanks

senua Sat 26-Nov-16 11:47:07

Dia: 3.6 inches (92mm) (82mm to 92mm)

A can of tuna is 86mm.
Lash several together to get the length?

ifeelfine Sat 26-Nov-16 15:12:33

Many thanks senua:
Tuna tins are rather low/short aren't they ?
If possible I would prefer one tin.

Stiddleficks Sat 26-Nov-16 15:15:25

Aren't tins of pineapple rings quite wide? Probably best heading to a large supermarket, maybe in the world foods aisle you'd find something.

bruffin Sat 26-Nov-16 15:28:32

I have a tin of grapefruit (essential wairose) which is 85mm by 110mm. , which is the biggest tin i have at the moment.
The tins you get orange in for marmalade is bigger and probably nearer what you want, but they tend to be ribbed

sonlypuppyfat Sat 26-Nov-16 15:32:01

Lidl do huge cans of fruit

hmsbismark Sat 26-Nov-16 15:33:09

Lockwoods marrows peas

hmsbismark Sat 26-Nov-16 15:33:48

Marrowfat peas

Muddlingthroughtoo Sat 26-Nov-16 15:35:49

I'm intrigued, before I pop off to my cupboard and start measuring, what do you need it for?

Lucked Sat 26-Nov-16 15:38:27

I don't have any in the cupboard but you get big cans of hotdogs

Muddlingthroughtoo Sat 26-Nov-16 15:38:35

Maybe tinned hotdog sausages?

Muddlingthroughtoo Sat 26-Nov-16 15:39:00

Crossed post! Great minds....

originalmavis Sat 26-Nov-16 15:42:56

Sounds like catering sized tins.
Wat'cha making?

chatnanny Sat 26-Nov-16 15:46:53

Try nesbitts catering who also sell to non trade. If that doesn't work then trawl Amazon with exact sizes in cm and inches as different search words vary results hugely. I had huge difficulty getting tin for small top tier of wedding cake but ended up with a pork pie tin! Try thinking outside the box and also USA Amazon which has some things we don't and can often send for remarkably little.

BratFarrarsPony Sat 26-Nov-16 15:49:27

The tins of peach halves from LIDL

Heratnumber7 Sat 26-Nov-16 15:50:28

I don't understand the difference between diameter and length. Or do you mean height?

ifeelfine Sun 27-Nov-16 13:41:29

Heratnumber7: To clarify...

Can diameter: 3.6 inches (92mm) (82mm to 92mm)
(eg: Like the distance across a plate, its width)

Can height: 5.9 inches (150mm) (or higher)

Many thanks.

Heratnumber7 Sun 27-Nov-16 16:40:53

Thank you. Wasn't sure I'd dia = diagonal or diameter.

Why does it need to be so specific (5.9"/92cm)?

Wouldn't a 6" or 100cm tin do? What are you making?

pimmsy Sun 27-Nov-16 21:23:19

Maybe a dolma tin ?

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