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#151577 - 11/01/02 07:21 PM How Old Is This Tape Can?
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How old do you suppose this tape can is? The photos are of the outside and inside of the lid. It is metal and I found it in a drawer at my dad's house (he's 80). My mom had used it to store some necklace beads.

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#151578 - 11/01/02 08:06 PM Re: How Old Is This Tape Can?
rhagfo Offline

Registered: 04/16/01
Posts: 44
Loc: Portland, OR. USA
I would guess that the can is from the mid to late 60's. It has metric units on it and the USA used the Kings measure exclusively before that time.

#151579 - 11/01/02 10:06 PM Re: How Old Is This Tape Can?
wirewiz Offline

Registered: 01/27/02
Posts: 123
Loc: WA.
From 1949 to the mid fifties is my guess, I think the metal tins were out by the sixties.
But, I think I remember seeing that same design on a wrapper in the late sixties or early seventies.

#151580 - 11/02/02 04:36 AM Re: How Old Is This Tape Can?
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
never seen a metal tape can, kinda cool...

#151581 - 11/02/02 05:52 PM Re: How Old Is This Tape Can?
sparky66wv Offline

Registered: 11/17/00
Posts: 2334
Loc: West Virginia
Does the mention of asbestos help date it any?

What happened to the upcoming Nostalgia Area?

We keep getting more worthy pics!

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#151582 - 11/08/02 03:57 PM Re: How Old Is This Tape Can?
kale Offline

Registered: 11/08/02
Posts: 168
I have a mouse pad on my desk of "50 years of innovation" of 3M No. 33 tape. The style of package shown with the plaid was used from 1946 to 1976.

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#151583 - 11/08/02 05:58 PM Re: How Old Is This Tape Can?
NJwirenut Offline

Registered: 09/15/01
Posts: 816
Loc: Bergen County, NJ
According to:

,the 3M logo on that can was in use between 1955 and 1961.


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