My 7up can

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My 7up can

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Post by Del Fuego » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:56 am

I was given this can some time ago and never really gave it much thought. I always figured it was a pre-pull tab can. I've tried to find one like it on Google Images, but it seems to be unique.

I'm pretty sure it's from the early 1960's.

The can is completely empty, has never been opened and has no pull tab.

Have any of you guys ever seen a can like this before?

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Re: My 7up can

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Post by Canadacan » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:20 am

It's a common 'green lines' version, there are 3.....one has no contents on the front, the other has ' 12 fluid ounces'....and of course yours with 'contents'.
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Re: My 7up can

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Post by stringsx24now » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:45 am

More basic info: it is what we call a 'flat top", meaning no tab or self opening top. This is how pop and beer cans were in the 1930's to early 1960"s. It was in the early to mid 1960's when a tab was invented. So you can date this can to the mid 1960"s. I do not know pop cans very much, so I cant give you a better time estimate.
When the other Canadacan said common version, that is kind of relative......since flat tops went away 50+ years ago, finding ANY flat top in nice condition can be special. That said, there are apparently many cans of this version available to collectors if one really wanted one.
You have a nice can, enjoy it.
One more thing, since it is a sealed, air-filled can, it may have been a store display or salesman's sample can. That generally does not affect the value.
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Re: My 7up can

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Post by Del Fuego » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:25 pm

stringsx24now wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:45 am
More basic info: it is what we call a 'flat top", meaning no tab or self opening top. This is how pop and beer cans were in the 1930's to early 1960"s. It was in the early to mid 1960's when a tab was invented. So you can date this can to the mid 1960"s. I do not know pop cans very much, so I cant give you a better time estimate.
When the other Canadacan said common version, that is kind of relative......since flat tops went away 50+ years ago, finding ANY flat top in nice condition can be special. That said, there are apparently many cans of this version available to collectors if one really wanted one.
You have a nice can, enjoy it.
One more thing, since it is a sealed, air-filled can, it may have been a store display or salesman's sample can. That generally does not affect the value.
Thank you for responding. I did some more research. This can was on the market from 1961-1963. The design changed in 1964.

Doing a Google search with the word "flat top" I was able to find others like this. I was hoping it was a test can or something unique. Thank you for helping me figure this out.

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Re: My 7up can

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Post by Summitcan » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:39 pm

thats a fine can with that lid
To me it makes Goog Goog sense !

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