Krueger Ale 456 Krueger Beer 471 PRE-TAX
These are the world's first production beer cans and are very rare! They were produced prior to the use of the internal revenue tax statement. These cans feature the full length opener and the baldy K-Man, a textbook example of a highly effective trademark. These cans were found in a box in the garage of of an estate in southwestern Virginia. The owner of the house was unaware the cans were there! It is speculated that the cans belonged to the owner's parents who may have operated a cafe in the 1930s. The parents once lived in Charlotte County, VA near Richmond.
There were 4 beers and 3 Ales. 2 of the Ales and 1 of the beers already have been sold. Priced Left to Right:
Availability: 3 In Stock
Category: Flat Tops OI
Book #: Ale is USBCOI 456, Beer is USBCOI 471
Grade: Very clean, all original cans. Some imperfections. See brightly lit photos.
Brewery: G. Krueger Brewing
State: New Jersey
Type: Instructional Flat Top Beer Can
Size: 12 oz
Manufacturer: American Can Co.
Canning/Manuf. Code: 17 - Jersey City, NJ (American)
Date: circa first half 1935