Some additions for Dave's guide

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Some additions for Dave's guide

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Post by Scott Rollert » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:56 pm

Here are a few variations from my meager soda collection that aren't in Dave Tanner's Soda Can Guide...
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Lemon Lime flavor with the first logo design.
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Re: Some additions for Dave's guide

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Post by dtsoc » Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:27 am

Thanks Scott - That Seven-Eleven can is pretty cool. I have also identified a rootbeer and a cola with the sloped name. I bet it was an earlier generation. It has a zip code doesn't it?

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Re: Some additions for Dave's guide

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Post by Scott Rollert » Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:59 am

It does indeed have a zip code. We also found a Root Beer in the same pit. At the time we had no idea about soda cans and their relative rareness, but when you find them in that condition, you have to bring them home with you. On a completely different note, I'm seriously thinking of opening up a shelf under the Colorado collection for other beverage cans from Colorado. I was cleaning some cans from last weekend and noticed some White Rocks were from Denver. Start looking at other sodas and notice alot were from Colorado, like Can-a-pop, Handi, Shasta, Coke, Pepsi. Even noticed I had a juice tab Pepsi from Pueblo. Seeing things like this keeps the collection moving forward and gives me something new to look for when we're out digging.
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Re: Some additions for Dave's guide

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Post by dtsoc » Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:41 am

Hey Scott,
Wow - I didn't realize that! I think you are hitting on the next big evolution in soda. A couple of guys I know are already collecting by state - it will be very interesting to see what comes of this as we really don't know that much about the relative availabilities from the different canners!

Thanks for the note!
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Re: Some additions for Dave's guide

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Post by hastabeshasta » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:51 am

Along with Shasta cans I have a collection of cans from Minnesota so far I have identified 103 different brands which results in 868 different cans. Early on my intentions were to keep the Minnesota portion of my collection to steel cans, but a friend of mine gave me 6 cases of aluminum cans from Minnesota so I now collect all soda cans that list Minnesota in the bottling information. I did learn the hard way that you need to check the lids as many times the actual canning location will be on one of the lids while the side of the can will show a totally different location.
Most wanted can Goody Root Beer with Minnesota listed on can also looking for other Minnesota soda cans

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Re: Some additions for Dave's guide

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Post by Scott » Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:18 am

Where the can was produced is a big deal to us beer can guys. We all like cans from our local area. I loved the soda book but my biggest complaint was that it did not show soda cans from different cities. Case in point, we find Can-O-Pops all the time here in Oregon. Usually they are from Compton, occasionally from Sheridan. I'm talking the paint on the side of the can versus a lid that you can slap on anywhere. Once in awhile we find COP's with Portland painted along the seam which to me is cool because it is home town. Lid variations are easy but some planning goes into getting the city on the can's paint job.

It would be great to have a list of pop cans with the various cities they were produced at as long as they are on the can itself.

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Re: Some additions for Dave's guide

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Post by hastabeshasta » Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:42 am

I'm not going to get in a argument about the legitamacy of lids with bottling locations on them. For each their own but they are real.

The major difference between soda and beer cans were the massive amounts of small town bottlers of soda. The can companies realized that there was a vast amount lost revenue because these small bottlers couldn't afford canning lines. They solved this problem by setting up regional bottling locations, such as General Beverages in Minnesota. These regional bottlers would can the product for the smaller bottlers. In the beginning these cans only showed the small bottlers location on the can. The government soon stepped in a decided that the actual bottling location must be shown on the can and that is why their are so many lids on soda cans that show a bottling location. Case in point, Jic Jac out of St Louis, their early cans have just the St Louis location printed on the cans, but later version still have St Louis on the can but General Beverages out of Minnesota did the actual canning so their location is printed on the lid.
Most wanted can Goody Root Beer with Minnesota listed on can also looking for other Minnesota soda cans

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Re: Some additions for Dave's guide

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Post by Scott Rollert » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:41 pm

As I seriously contemplate adding another shelf for Colorado beverage cans, I believe I'll add cans that have the city name on the lid. So far I've got Coke and a 1st gen. 7-Up that are from Denver. Most others are on the can itself. If you read this Dave, I'll start a composite list of the CO sodas I've got.
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Re: Some additions for Dave's guide

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Post by dtsoc » Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:32 pm

Hey Scott,
Thanks - I think this is the next big evolution step for soda can collecting.
To this point, I have only attempted to identify cans produced in only one city - those are the only ones listed in the guide.
Not sure how I am going to do the next step - listing multiple cities without trying to picture all of the different cans - knowing full well that all flavors were not necessarily produced in all cities...
Any thoughts?
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Re: Some additions for Dave's guide

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Post by Scott Rollert » Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:59 am

Maybe something like a companion reference to the guide. A state by state list of the cities and what brands/flavors have been positively identified as from that city/state. For example, a Hires Root Beer I have from Pueblo, CO.

Colorado-Pueblo- Hires Root Beer #70 H500-1
Pepsi P/T #93 P400-3

Verification would be a little tricky. Some people aren't always honest.
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Re: Some additions for Dave's guide

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Post by Soda Can Fan » Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:21 pm

Scott,

Can i use your pics for an upcoming issue of the Can-O-Gram?

Brent

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