Post by allcans on Jan 29, 2012 15:13:24 GMT -5
- Relidded - a can that has had its original top or bottom piece replaced, usually as part of a repair effort. Relidded cans are often regarded as having less value than cans with their original parts intact.
- Repainted - a can that has had any part of its original paint redone, usually in an effort to repair damage. Repainted or 'touched up' cans are generally considered to have less value than non-repainted cans and many collectors refuse to collect repainted cans.
- Resealable top - Top that can be resealed.
- Ring pull - a can with a tab on the top allowing the consumer to open the can without using a churchkey or other separate device. The consumer pulled on a ring or tab which pulled a piece of the lid away leaving an opening. Pull tops, or pop tops, became targets of anti-littering efforts in the 1970s and 1980s. The pull tab lid was invented in Dayton, Ohio in 1962. Pull tabs went though numerous improvements from 1962 until they were replaced by statabs in the late 1970s.
- Rolled can - A can that is rolled by a collector from a sheet.
- Scatter-Dumping - The use of a metal-detector to look for individual or small groups of cans buried just under the surface, often under years' worth accumulation of leaves. This has proven to be a good way to find cans at pull-offs or near campgrounds especially in New England where the soil conditions and leaf cover provide good protection for cans.
- Screw top - Top that can be unscewed to open the can. This top is mostly used on Japanese bottle cans
- Seventies Cans - Usually refers to cans made specifically with collectors in mind during the high point of can collecting, roughly 1975-1985. These cans tend to be very common and usually no longer have any value to collectors. The most notorious of these cans are Billy Beer, MASH Beer and J.R. Beer.
- Soda - Carbonated beverages. Sometimes juices, non-carbonated beverages and energy cans are also considered soda cans.
- Soft Top - a flat top with a "soft" aluminum lid which was easier to punch through with a churchkey than a traditional steel lid. Used starting in 1960 they were replaced by the first pull tabs starting in 1963. A few were produced in the Pacific Northwest in the late 1970s as part of an anti-litter effort as soft-tops did not leave the consumer with a pull tab ring.
- SS - abbreviation for straight steel can
- Statab Top - An opener in which the consumer lifts a tab in the can lid which acts as a lever pushing open a hole in the lid. Statabs started replacing pull tabs as the most popular can opening in the late 1970s.
- Steel can - Can made out of steel.
- Store Brand - A beer packaged and sold for a particular commercial interest, usually a grocery or a liquor store. They have also been brewed for clubs, bars, and restaurants. These cans range from the very common to the very rare.
- Straight steel can - a three piece steel flat top can with even sides joined with a top and a bottom.