Post by archaeologist on Jul 6, 2013 18:38:51 GMT -5
Dear can experts,
While repairing a sinkhole next to my house today, I dug out a Pepsi can from a bygone era. I can't find it in the Can Museum, so I thought I'd post it here and see if an expert can identify it. I'm particularly keen to date it so that I can know how long the sinkhole has been there. My guess is that the can is from the early to mid 80's, since the design looks vaguely familiar (I'm 36).
I've taken five photos and will post them as replies to this original message.
Other details: * I'm in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; the can is probably Canadian, as there would not have been many tourists in my neighbourhood in the 1980's. * The can has a large (2/3rd of the height of the can) "PEPSI" logo on one side (in what I think of as the "traditional" Pepsi logo, though I guess that means the one I grew up with) and a "PEPSI-COLA" log on the other side. * It says "355 mL" under both logos. * The top has what seems like an unusual or archaic tab system, with one little hole and one medium-sized hold. (THe tab itself, if there was one, is not present.) * Along one side there's a barcode and it says "Contains: Carbonated Water, Sugar, Color, Phosphoric & Citric Acids, Caffeine, Flavor." (Note American spelling of "color" and "flavor.") Underneath it the same ingredients in French. * Along the other side it says (all caps) "Under auth. of - avec aut. de Pepsi-Cola Canada Ltd - Ltee, Toronto, Ont. Registered User Usager inscrit."
MANY thanks to anybody who can help me out! Sorry the can is in (understatement of the year) less than mint condition!
Post by xxxxxCanManxxxxx on Jul 8, 2013 11:23:14 GMT -5
The shape looks similar to this Canadian Diet Pepsi can from the 1980's (even though the volume is different). The Diet Pepsi is also a button top and steel. You will know if yours is steel if the can is magnetic.
It also has "Pepsi-Cola" on one side and "Pepsi" on the other, like earlier flat-top cans. Here is a similar steel button top like yours from the early 80s, with a slightly different shape of the can (no curves at the bottom)