Dating cabin com
As time went on, the tin manufacturer realized that all that metal wasn't always needed to protect the product. Note: Certain size tins were in use during particular time periods. In some cases this can identify its age, but be cautious.
They also found out that you didn't have to apply as thick a coating of paint, ink, or whatever they used to maintain a somewhat durable finish. Copyright (and Patent dates) can be misleading, appearing on the company's products for many years.
Look for historical events and important people in the advertising.
Much of it was used only for a short time, usually no more than five years, after the event or person was significant.
(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.
Advertisers tended to use the most modern fashions on their labels.Many ads have a date on them ( the page they're on or the date of the publication you find them in) and are an excellent reference tool as well as looking great themselves in your collection.Other point-of-sale (POS) advertising, particularly die-cut cardboard, may also provide dates.I'm going to be guessing here, but I would think that the "Limited Edition" became widely used after the 1970's.Many tins marked with this usually have a date associated with its issuance.
Some very obvious clues may not be sufficient, may be misleading, or have to be combined with other knowns to arrive at an accurate or close approximate date.