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Sweet Can from A Ceiling Find

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Post by Dan B » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:11 pm

From a Contractor to the Good Guys....Thanks for the help Barry Travis!!
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Post by kamsquared » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:14 pm

Wow.......
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Post by Bob L » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:26 pm

Wow! Did this can surface in Minnesota? Curious, because I believe one of the others did. Was Autocrat sold in MN?

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Post by jacoby4664 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:28 pm

Sweet can indeed. Very nice
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Bob,

If this can was found in MN it would have been really nice coming out of a ceiling. This was found in New Orleans.

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Post by Beercanpete » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:14 pm

WOWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely fantastic find!!!

The two shown in the Lilek book were both listed as R-10, one each known. Until this find was that still true?

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Post by Clarkston1 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:18 pm

Autocrat first showed up in 1981 I believe.
Great color on front....incredible can!
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Post by Flat_Top » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:23 pm

Wow Great find
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Post by willssoda » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:35 pm

Oh my.......
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Post by Scott » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:21 pm

A Katrina survivor! Wonder how many others got washed away? Awesome find and the odds of it being that versus a common 30's Pabst or Bud are astronomical.
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Post by Rand » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:14 pm

OMG.....I am SOOOOO glad I got out of the OI game....not sure I have that much room on my credit cards. Now, if comparatively common Neuweiller Bocks are pulling in $30K+......where do we think this is going to land?

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Post by Brent Gesland » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:06 pm

I hope it goes in your collection Dan...Where It should belong. What a great find.

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Post by The Brad Meister » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:23 pm

Frickin Incredible !!!!
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Post by DaveNH » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:26 pm

It's amazing what's still falling out of the walls. Congrats Dan. Simply jaw dropping. I can only imagine what's still in the walls, floor boards and ceilings out there.
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Post by Rand » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:31 pm

For documentation purposes....pulled these down from fbook from Dan's post there:
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Post by jacoby4664 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:41 pm

Been collecting since 1969, never even heard of that can. Really special find.
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Post by stringsx24now » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:53 pm

Consolidated Companies? Is that a true brewery or a 'front' for an un-named brewery?
Based in Louisiana, so not surprising it turned up in New Orleans area, I guess.
it is refreshing that if there had to be a less-than-nice part of the label it wasn't the face, for the most part.
A nice looking can.
This find reminds me of the Glory B find a year or two ago. Extremely tough, neat looking can that only one turned up.
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Post by BLindstrom » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:45 am

If I were that electrician I would try to go back, pop out that can light and use one of those small extendable cameras to look around. I am sure the owners would not mind some Sheetrock repair if you gave them a nice check

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Post by Dixie Dave » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:41 pm

stringsx24now wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:53 pm
Consolidated Companies? Is that a true brewery or a 'front' for an un-named brewery?
Based in Louisiana, so not surprising it turned up in New Orleans area, I guess.
it is refreshing that if there had to be a less-than-nice part of the label it wasn't the face, for the most part.
A nice looking can.
This find reminds me of the Glory B find a year or two ago. Extremely tough, neat looking can that only one turned up.
Consolidated Companies is not a name I have ever heard associated with a New Orleans brewery. I will nose around in the Times-Picayune archives and see what I can find out about them. I have seen grocery ads indicating Autocrat was sold here, but this is the first can I've seen that would verify it.

I'm not all too familiar with Autocrat cans that are known- do they all have this Consolidated Companies thing on the back, or do ones from other areas have something different written there?

As to Katrina, much of the older housing here was damaged or destroyed in Katrina- but not all of it, by a long shot. Areas near the river were not flooded, nor were older homes on the West Bank and in parts of Metairie. There are still plenty of places around here where old cans could be hiding.

I'll bet when that homeowner finds out just how rare of a find they made, they tear out more of the sheetrock looking for more.
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Post by Dixie Dave » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:04 pm

UPDATE: I have found reference from 1920 to "Consolidated Companies, Inc." which was a wholesale grocery business. There is a Consolidated Companies in business today, but it only dates back to 1992.
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Post by Ted Wolfe » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:44 pm

In the 1930's Consolidated Companies was a grocery wholesaler, like Dave said. There was also an associated grocery wholesaler (Goodman and Beer. Inc.) that that sold a line of groceries like canned vegetables and soup using the "Autocrat" brand. Those items were still being advertised in New Orleans as late as 2000.

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Post by kamsquared » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:37 pm

Dixie Dave wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:41 pm
I'll bet when that homeowner finds out just how rare of a find they made, they tear out more of the sheetrock looking for more.
Actually if the homeowner found out the contractor stole stuff out of his attic, he’d be calling the cops. Grand larceny is a felony....
Hopefully he told the homeowner and it was cool for him to take it.
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stringsx24now wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:53 pm
Consolidated Companies? Is that a true brewery or a 'front' for an un-named brewery?
Based in Louisiana, so not surprising it turned up in New Orleans area, I guess.
it is refreshing that if there had to be a less-than-nice part of the label it wasn't the face, for the most part.
A nice looking can.
This find reminds me of the Glory B find a year or two ago. Extremely tough, neat looking can that only one turned up.
??? I always thought autocrat was from Manhattan b.c Chicago???
Or am I confused with another can. ?
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Wherever it’s from it’s flat-out baddazz. Congrats!
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Post by Dan B » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:08 pm

As I stated, this can was found over a year ago, and was found in a office complex. Old building used as office space. I asked if he would try to find more, he has no desire, sounds like he has a very successful contractor business, and does not want to waste his time with beer cans.

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Post by OhioCanGuy » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:22 am

Dan B wrote:
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As I stated, this can was found over a year ago, and was found in a office complex. Old building used as office space. I asked if he would try to find more, he has no desire, sounds like he has a very successful contractor business, and does not want to waste his time with beer cans.

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Post by Tom Hoefer » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:52 pm

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I've found ads for Autocrat in New Orleans from 1941-1942. Later versions of the can show the Manhattan mandatory. These ads are from the Times Picayune.

The can is similar to the Rosalie, which was a house brand for Church Point Wholesale, just like Autocrat was the house brand for Consolidated Companies.
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