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There are many collectors of antique and vintage Coke bottles who try to find examples with various city/town/state embossings marked on the bottom, for instance “LOUISVILLE KY” or “DECATUR ILLS” or “TUCSON ARIZ”.
Bottles from larger cities are usually easiest to find, and, in general, the smaller the city, the scarcer the bottles.
At some time, tin collectors want to know something about the history behind their tins or more often, how old they are.
Most of the time, the tin will not have a date marked anywhere on it, and that's where some detective work on your part is required.
A common misconception is that the city name indicates where the bottle was actually made.
In general, the city name, in most cases, has nothing to do with the location where the bottle was manufactured.
Advertisers tended to use the most modern fashions on their labels.
Knowing when these events took place and matching them to the name on the tin can help.
Along the same lines; if you also collect magazines/newspaper ads for these companies/brands, they can date your tin by matching your tin's description to that in the ad.
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.
The following information can be used to help document the age of your tins.