Leon wrote: ↑
Fri May 18, 2018 7:52 pm
I would think by having the flat & setting it side by side with the cone you should see certain subtle differences that should confirm it's real, or not. Has anybody ever done that before.
With all due respect to everyone involved, and their opinions... I honestly don't see how anyone could think this can was the flat with a cone added. At least not the flat pictured in the USBC. UNLESS, the flat was cut down and then repainted. The "can" portion of a flat and cone are simply not the same size. If the cone in question is the same height as any other high pro cone, then it is very likely real. To get the flat to cone height, one would have to do extensive metal work and then repaint the can. Have you black lighted it?
Not having held the can, I can't attest to condition. It could have had the cone lid replaced at some point and that is what is causing concern. Again, correct height?
Below is a side by side of the beer version of this can, flat to cone. Look in the book, Ale/Beer versions are very, very similar in almost every respect. Notice the line just below/above the top/bottom rim on the can. Cutting the flat down would cause that to disappear. It looks fully intact on the Ale Cone can.
Also, as a comparison, below is the earlier IRTP Beer/Ale version of this can and later Beer/Ale flat version. As stated, Burger consistently produced both beer and ale versions for many years.
So... IMHO... if correct height and no signs of major paintwork, it's REAL.