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Old ring pull Cola cans

Post by forestville » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:18 am

Who remembers the old ring pull on cola cans in the 80s the sort of ring pull that came completely off the cola can, and some people just tossed them on the floor around our Collage and town centre.
Our Collage (Tamworth) was always a mess in the late 80s with the cola can pulls on the floor in the corridors and in the car park outside, what do we all think of the old cans of pop ring pulls from the 80s

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Post by SirClive » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:22 am

They were easier to drink from because of the long teardrop shape. It ensured that their was stick room for the air to circulate.
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Post by Sabreman » Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:31 am

I used to collect ring-pulls for the purpose of 'shooting' the ring at... people... and stuff.

See also: old plastic bread-tags.

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Post by OriginalJax » Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:53 am

Sabreman wrote:I used to collect ring-pulls for the purpose of 'shooting' the ring at... people... and stuff.
Oh yeah! You could detach the ring from the aluminium tear-drop shape, and then use the tear-drop (slotting into where the ring originally joined it) a form of catapult.

Happy days - like tearing one end of paper from your McDonalds straw and then blowing in the open end of the straw to fire the paper at high speed towards your chums... (Of course, you can still do that!)
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Post by Xesh » Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:56 am

A guy near me used to pay us kids about 10p for 100 ring pulls with which he used to practise the dark art of re-cycling (he also used to pay us for the cans as well). :shock:

Do you remember how shops used to give you 10p for any pop bottle returned to them. I spent many an hour collecting them and spending the money I got in the local arcade. :)

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Post by psj3809 » Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:51 am

I've seen it all now ! A thread about old skool can ring pulls !

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Post by Kaptain_Von » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:21 am

Xesh wrote:A guy near me used to pay us kids about 10p for 100 ring pulls with which he used to practise the dark art of re-cycling (he also used to pay us for the cans as well). :shock:

Do you remember how shops used to give you 10p for any pop bottle returned to them. I spent many an hour collecting them and spending the money I got in the local arcade. :)
One of our local charities used to collect the ring pulls and trade them in for cash somewhere. If I remember correctly, Blue Peter did something similar one year leading to the local area being scoured clean of ring pulls by us kids trying to do our bit for whatever it was they were collecting for.

As for the 10p deposits on pop bottles, see my blog for a cautionary tale about returning pop bottles and what happens when you eat the profits all in one go :)
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Post by yethboth » Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:21 pm

I remember these very well, I used to drop them in my drink can after I opened it. :lol:


I must admit though, they were very sharp and could easily be used as a very dangerous weapon. :shock:

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Post by felgekarp » Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:17 pm

yethboth wrote:I remember these very well, I used to drop them in my drink can after I opened it. :lol:


I must admit though, they were very sharp and could easily be used as a very dangerous weapon. :shock:
A few people I knew used to do that as well, I always found it quite a bizarre thing to do :D
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Post by merman » Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:17 pm

There was one bit of our secondary school's playing field, near the shops. Always loads of cans and ring pulls on the floor there.
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Post by djcarlos » Sat Apr 21, 2007 4:48 pm

Remember when Coke launched the Supercan?
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Post by Sega2006 » Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:37 pm

Was it post 1990?
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Post by djcarlos » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:42 am

Not sure mate, I was still at school, probably about 10 so that would make it 1986ish, I think.
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Post by Sega2006 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:45 am

So I proberly havent seen it. Those ring pulls sound good though and I cant Imagine how much havoc I could cause with those now :twisted:
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Post by psj3809 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:47 am

djcarlos wrote:Remember when Coke launched the Supercan?
Blimey thats something from the past, wasnt the supercan a double sized can ? Back then it was quite cool, remember tons of people buying those

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