I think in the days before the ring pull top every crate of ale contained at least one can spanner. I reckon every matelot had one on his key ring.You used to get a can spanner in every crate but I can't remember which beer, might have been Yellow Peril or maybe CSB, used to have a garland of them in the greenies mess on the Rusty B.
Thugs used to sharpen the ring and use them as weapons at footy matches, firing them into the opposing supporters, plus many kids were getting injured firing them at their oppo's. That's why the design was changed.Remember when the original ring-pulls could be broken into two parts and the 'bendy' bit could be used as a spring to fire the ring across the mess? Or at someone's head!
They made a bar fitting with the syringe in it so you could pretend you were pulling a pint!I think in the days before the ring pull top every crate of ale contained at least one can spanner. I reckon every matelot had one on his key ring.
Does anyone remember the crates of Guinness which came with a small syringe to put air back into the drink and make it look like the draft stuff?
In 1959, an American man called Ermal Fraze devised the can-opening method that would come to dominate the canned beverage market: the pull-tab. ... The ring-pull design we have on our beverage cans today was introduced in 1989 for soft drinks, and 1990 for beer cans.When did ringpull cans replace the old sort?
I joined my first ship in 1979 and I can't remember anything but ringpulls.
Did that at Sola air base in Norway. Wasn't Chrimbo, it was just there was sod all else exiting to do!!I remember stringing used ring-pulls together 'a la paper chains' for chrimbo decs in the fwd mess - classy!