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  1. #16
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    The ring part used to work like quarters in the SoCal parking meters at the beach in the 70's. Don't ask me how I know that.

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    The next question (something I've always wondered) is how many trillions of these old style pull tabs were produced, since most of them were most likely thrown on the ground...

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    I still find them in the ocean surf

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    Hi; One thiing guys did was to put the round tab part into phone coin slots. The tab would get stuck there until you pressed the Return Lever on the phone about 20 x to free it. Any coins that went into the slot after the tab was put in got stuck in the slot. Guys would wait a while. Go over to the same phone, hit the Return Lever until the pull tab came out and the pocket the rest of the change that had been stuck in the slot as well. If you did 10 phones a day you could make a few fast bucks. Just don't get caught or you would get a few fast bucks.!!! PEACE:RONB

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    I remember the stay-tab coming out around 1979-1980. Some people ripped them off the cans at first because they didn't know how to use them. Some still remove them, although I have no idea why. Hard to believe the ring style pull tab has been gone so long, yet there so many left.

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    Interesting chart, but ring-pulls were still on every can I ever drank out of in the late 1970's; and I drank out of more than a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigcypresshunter View Post
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    Yeah, get rid of them all and bring back the old church keys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwilburino View Post
    Interesting chart, but ring-pulls were still on every can I ever drank out of in the late 1970's; and I drank out of more than a few.
    Yes I agree. My dating: When is it Good to Find a Pull Tab?


    Everyone hates finding pull tabs. But there is one time where I am happy to find one. Can you guess?

    Pull tabs were first used in 1962 by Iron City Beer, and this invention was called a Zip Tab. They were made only from 1962-1964. If I am looking for silver coins and I find a Zip Tab, I am in the right area. (first two pics)

    Ring Pull Tabs or Pop Tops were used from 1965, thru the 70's and 80's, until anti-littering efforts finally had them replaced. (3rd pic)

    Statabs replaced pull tabs in the 1990's and are supposed to stay on the can.(4thpic)

    Zip Tabs mean 50's and 60's silver coins, and I am happy to find them.
    Last edited by Bigcypresshunter; Apr 29, 2017 at 12:01 PM.

 

 
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