Dating solder top cans
These cans are called "Solder Top Cans with a Norton Side Seam." The rectangular meat can has a more precise date range of 1900-1904.
Other artifacts on the site have been dated to the early 1920's, so what we can say is that the site was actively mined during the early 1900's.
When we first visited the site in the fall of 2009 we noted that there were limited existing remnants of this significant mine site.
Nothing is left of the headframe, processing structures, or living facilities of the past workers.
The prices listed for 1-quart oil cans in the guides help determine the rarest and most unusual graphic can designs.
Make your own notes of the prices and the date of the reported sale in your guides or create a database of images and prices.
Previously he’d used old Champagne bottles but he began using metal cans, which were soldered shut and observed for several months.
Those which had not swollen were deemed safe to eat.
Selling vintage cans requires a base knowledge of the oil industry, can manufacturing and container label art.Next in the tinned food league table is Glasgow, followed by Manchester and Newcastle.* French chef Nicolas Appert was the first to experiment with tins, in 1804.Whether or not this reduces the chance of the opener of the can getting a nasty cut while trying to open said can and remove the meat is another matter, although the safety of the Spam can has been greatly improved since the introduction of the ring pull top.They were originally made in the tapered shape so that they would fit more compactly in British soldier`s knapsacks in either the Boer War or the 1st World War.