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#151577 - 11/01/02 11:21 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 - 11/02/02 12:06 AM Re: How Old Is This Tape Can?  
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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 - 11/02/02 02:06 AM Re: How Old Is This Tape Can?  
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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 08:36 AM Re: How Old Is This Tape Can?  
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never seen a metal tape can, kinda cool...

#151581 - 11/02/02 09:52 PM Re: How Old Is This Tape Can?  
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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 07:57 PM Re: How Old Is This Tape Can?  
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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 09:58 PM Re: How Old Is This Tape Can?  
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Bergen County, NJ
According to:

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

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