Dating solder top cans

The kind of lid or closure a can has will help you identify when it was manufactured and, in some cases, what it contained.

Hole-and-cap The other major technological change in cans was the type of seam closure.

In some locations, even aluminium cans are called "tin cans".

The canning concept was based on experimental food preservation work in glass containers the year before by the French inventor Nicholas Appert.

Infamously, in the 1845 Arctic expedition of Sir John Franklin, crew members suffered from severe lead poisoning, thought to be caused by eating tin canned food.

The leading contenders are the Handi can, the Can-A-Pop or the C & C from 1953 or 1954.

In the beer can world, the success by Krueger in 1935 was immediate and the big 3 brewers (Pabst, Schlitz and Anheuser-Busch) were quick to utilize the new technology.

Or perhaps this is just what you needed as an enclosure for your next project.

You’ll find an instructional video after the break.

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