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Dates in Beer Can History:

12/28/1933
A Krueger's Special Beer prototype can appears in a brewer's trade magazine.

01/24/1935
The American Can Company and G. Krueger Brewing Co. market Krueger's Finest Beer and Cream Ale in flat top cans to a test market in Richmond, Virginia. The cans have opening instructions.

09/1935
The Continental Can Company produces the first cone top beer can. It is marketed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by the Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co..

06/1937
The Continental Can Company produces the first quart cone top beer can.

1940
The Crown Cork and Seal Company produces the first crowntainer cone top can.

1954
The Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co. markets the first 16 oz. can of beer.

1958
The Hawaiian Brewing Co. markets Primo Beer in the first all aluminum can.

1960
The last cone top beer can is brewed by the Rice Lake Brewing Co. of Wisconsin.

03/1962
The first pulltab beer can is produced for the Pittsburgh Brw. Co. and Iron City Beer.