Yes, I noticed the references to tinned or canned vegetables in some of the books you chose.
In the constant head method, the head is maintained by a bronze valve connected to a float made of glass or tinned copper.
There is no fresh meat in the country, only tinned beef for us!
We were quite hungry and ate the tinned soup with the heartiest of appetites.
There is nothing but tinned milk and cream in China, for there are no cows.
To ensure a fair measure of comfort, therefore, I took with me some tinned provisions, to be broached as necessity demanded.
I also took back with me in my bag a tinned tongue and some pears.
He rose, and opened a cupboard in the wall, from which he brought out a bottle of brandy, some glasses and some tinned foods.
In the great hotel there I found a prodigious supply of tinned provisions.
tinned milk, generally concentrated to some extent, now forms a useful addition to animal food products.
Old English tin, from Proto-Germanic *tinom (cf. Middle Dutch and Dutch tin, Old High German zin, German Zinn, Old Norse tin), of unknown origin, not found outside Germanic.
Other Indo-European languages often have separate words for "tin" as a raw metal and "tin plate;" e.g. French étain, fer-blanc. Pliny refers to tin as plumbum album "white lead," and for centuries it was regarded as a form of silver debased by lead.
The chemical symbol Sn is from Late Latin stannum (see stannic). Tin-type in photography is from 1864. Tin ear "lack of musical discernment" is from 1909. Tin Lizzie "early Ford, especially a Model T," first recorded 1915.
A malleable metallic element used to coat other metals to prevent corrosion. Atomic number 50; atomic weight 118.71; melting point 231.89°C; boiling point 2,602°C; specific gravity 7.31; valence 2, 4.
A malleable, silvery metallic element that occurs in igneous rocks. It has a crystalline structure and crackles when bent. Tin is used as an anticorrosion agent and is a part of numerous alloys, including bronze. Atomic number 50; atomic weight 118.71; melting point 231.89°C; boiling point 2,270°C; specific gravity 7.31; valence 2, 4. See Periodic Table. See Note at element.