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1960’s Coca-Cola Early Pull Tab-Type Steel Soda Can Excellent
Back in the 1950s, a man working at the Iron City Brewery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania went to a company picnic. In those days, drinks were stored in steel cans, not aluminum, and required a can opener. Unfortunately for the brewery worker, he had forgotten his. Frustrated, he designed the first version of the self-opening tab can! Those of us old enough remember these cans—you pull the tab off, and then were faced with the decision of whether to toss it out, or let it fall back into the can and risk swallowing it if you drank too fast! This 12-ounce Coca-Cola steel can features one of these early roll-tab tops, as well as bright red coloring and, just in case there was any confusion about its contents, a picture of the classic Coca-Cola bottle on the side. There’s no real Coca-Cola collection without at least a few cans, and this excellent piece is a great place to start, as it represents a new beginning for those wishing to enjoy the taste of Coca-Cola on the go. It also comes in fantastic condition, with the bright red color shining almost as if it were made yesterday. And yet it’s survived more than 50 years, just to be added to your collection. A must-have!