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Dating historic cans

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The cone-top can allowed beer bottlers to retain their old bottling equipment. Napoleon spurred the search for preserving food when he offered a prize to the first person to come up with a way to preserve food for his armies. This can had a large hole in the top duh through which the food was put into the can. The only real inference you can draw was that the opener of the can probably didn't have a can opener. Other early cans had soldered tops that were opened by melting the solder.

By looking up the business in the directory you can determine when they moved to a new location or the address simply changed because of changes in the city's addressing system. This permitted better blending of colors on labels. In some cases this can identify its age, but be cautious. There are lots more shapes.

All of the current dating methods are going through refinement. Jinguoyuan organized periodic matchmaking events often attended by parents. It depends on the individual can, some are very common and some are rare.

Can opener development followed can development, but at a discrete distance. Besides tobacco, another common find is condensed milk cans. He should also own an apartment instead of us buying one together. Shanghai marriage market Patterns of dating are changing in China, with increased modernization bumping into traditional ways.

Cans then were pretty thick, and to open them you needed a hammer and chisel. Paper labels used for decorating. They are all fairly rare and very valuable in good condition. Ellisco, Incorporated first known as George D.

Later that year the cone-top beer can was also introduced. One can see the smokestacks of the mines, pouring out black smoke. Hole-and-cap - Can lids have central cap where food was inserted before sealing.

Had concave top and bottom with a special valve soldered to the can. You will be fortunate to date your tin right away, most of them will require you to carefully study their appearance both from a structure stand-point and how they are decorated or finished. There are exceptions for some West Coast cans where low profile tops were used in the late s.