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Oral history interview with Frank W. Burns, 1974

Creator: Burns, Frank W.
Project: Continental Group project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 274 pages Sound recording: 2 reels
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Sales representative.

Scope and Contents

Youth and adventures, Chicago and California; 1918, Ford apprenticeship as machinist, tool and die maker; American Can, Pacific Can; move in 1937 to Continental Can as salesman: can companies, competition and products on West Coast; quality control; reduced edge, aluminum and flat top beer cans, vacuum can, tin coating; salesmanship, customers; impressions of Ellison Hazard, Carle Conway Thomas Fogarty, and others.


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