Another source of information could be a merchandise catalog. sold many products years ago and you may be able to date an item by its appearance in the catalog.Some collectors shy away from collecting tins with paper labels, but besides being very attractive, they can provide the name of the label's printer or lithographer.
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By tying in certain company events and changes, the graphics and text on your tin may be able to determine the time period it was introduced and used.
Many companies have gone through name changes (ownership, brands, logos, trademarks, mergers) because of growth or merging.
The following information can be used to help document the age of your tins.
You will be fortunate to date your tin right away, most of them will require you to carefully study their appearance both from a structure stand-point and how they are decorated or finished.
There are some exceptions to this; images of Abe Lincoln and Ben Franklin have endured for hundreds of years in advertising.