Dating tin cans

1959: Pepsi, Coca-Cola using cans (Kaplan 1982: 117).1960: The last cone top cans were sold in the United States (BCCN 1985: 22; Sacharow 1978: 139).1889-present: Machine-made bottles (Jones and Sullivan 1985: 165). Originally made with a finishing tool (Jones and Sullivan 1985).1905-1982: “Owen’s” mark on bottle base (Miller and Mc Nichol 2002).1947: Upward trend in world production of aluminum begun (Encyclopedia Britannica 1973 (1): 694).1820-1925: Tooled finish (Jones and Sullivan 1985: 165).1855: Introduced in Paris Exposition (Encyclopedia Britannica 1973 (1): 693).

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1939: “NO DEPOSIT, NO RETURN, NOT TO BE REFILLED” (Kroll 1976: 7).1939: Aluminum foil being used to wrap dried fruit, cream cheese, and for beer labels (Sacharow 1978: 111).1940-1945: Increased demand for aluminum foil packaging (Sacharow 1978: 112).1905-1920: 6 oz, 7 oz, and quart soda pop bottles standardized (Kaplan 1982).1905: Owen’s mark first appearts on beer, porter, ale, soda water, wine, brandy, milk and patent medicine bottles (Miller and Mc Nichol 2002: 3).

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