|There are four basic types of
cone-top cans. Low Profile, J-spouts, High Profile and Crowntainers. The
first three types are three-piece cans while the crowntainer has a one-piece
body attached to a concave bottom. The difference is mostly in the height of the
cone or spout.
The low profile
cone top was the first to be produced. It has a low spout top and has indented
ribs in the top for added strength. The second cone is called a
spout cone. This unusual style of cone was produced by the Crown, Cork
& Seal Company and used primarily by breweries East of the Mississippi River
from 1937 until 1942 or 1943. The third type of cone top is a
crowntainer that was produced by the Crown, Cork & Seal Company.
It was introduced in 1940 and used until the mid 1950's. The last cone top style
is called a high profile and was the most popular of any cone
top. This style of cone was introduced in 1939 and was last used in 1965.
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