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Many companies have gone through name changes (ownership, brands, logos, trademarks, mergers) because of growth or merging.

Addresses on tins can often be linked to a time period, even down to the exact year, if you use an old city directory or telephone book.

If you're collecting local brand/company tins you probably have access to a library or historical society that have these books.

(Note: In our time of nostalgia advertising- this may not be entirely applicable, but other clues will provide more identification information.) The construction of your tin may also provide clues to its age.

In the 1930's/40's tins were constructed of rather thick steel sheet.

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