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If U Can Imagine It The first beer cans were issued with opening instructions printed on the side. They were opened similar to how you would open a can of tomato juice today. These early cans, known as flat tops, were produced into the mid-1960s...
Tags: ad  schlitz  beer  softops 
Added: 19th August 2007
Views: 2232
Posted By: Roxie
Posted by: Teresa on 2007-08-19 
woo . . i had no idea that u had to use a can opener!
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2007-08-19 
I'm old enough to remember when many soft drink cans required one of those puncture-type openers.
Posted by: Marie on 2007-08-19 
i remember that they sent soldiers beer like that . . i think the blacked out all the info about the beer for some reason. .
Posted by: Naomi on 2007-08-19 
That's right! I remember, that's when so many guys had to carry around a little church key on their key chain lol
Oh lord, what memories, I was only a teenager, but this I remember.
Posted by: Classico on 2007-08-27 
Yup. I remember my Dad bought lots of Schaeffer and other brands with that type of top.

Of course, he didn't know that I would quaff down one or two behind his back!

Today, I still have one of those can openers that was made by Rheingold beer. It must be at least 45 years old by now!
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