Dating pepsi can
They include Krueger Ale and Krueger Beer and Tru Blu.A lot of states also required a tax stamp on the can, which usually appeared on the lid if it is a flat top, on the cap if it is a cone top, and on the bottom for a pull tab.These were used in 19 and were replaced by cans with a concave bottom and ribs that stuck out along the top in early 1937. 7 and 8 oz cans came into use about the same time with one exception, there is an 8 oz Fox Delux beer from the late 1930s.An odd sized can is not necessarily rarer than a 12 oz.The exceptions are fake beer cans made for collectors during the 1970s.General Pulaski and Milwaukee Premium are the most common of these FAKES. If it has the actual patent numbers listed, then it dates post 1945.Look along the seam for the year on most Schlitz cans.Look and see if there is a tax statement on the can, along the lines of "Internal Revenue Tax Paid" or "Withdrawn Free of Internal Revenue Tax" if so, then the can dates before March 1950.
Cone tops came into use in 1935 and the last one was used by Rice Lake Brewing in 1960.If you can has the "Keglined" logo on it and if it's from that period, you might be able to read the date code. The earliest pull tab (an Iron City) was sold in 1962. Then it dates from the mid 1970s until the early 1980s. Does it have opening instructions on the side of the can showing how to use a church key?