Friday, February 24, 2012

My Oldest Can So Far

1965 Nehi Orange
In my last post, I told how I bought a bunch of cans locally from a Craigslist ad earlier this week.  After researching the cans in that batch, I realized it contained the oldest can I have now.

This is a 1965 straight steel pull top Nehi orange soda.  When I bought the cans, the old man pointed this one out and said when he hears the name "Nehi" he thinks of orange soda because this is what he drank when he was younger.

In just a few years this can will be 50 years old!  It's hard to believe it's still in such good condition. 


  1. Aloha, just wondering how you found out it is a 1965 can? Is there some sort of list that states when this design was in use i.e 1960-1965?

    1. Hi Randy,
      One of the sites I use to date my cans is Once there, search by "brand" and "country made for" (Nehi, USA) and in the results it shows a root beer version of my can that says 1965. So I assume my can is from the same time frame.
      Another great site is They only have a few dozen brands but they have a LOT of pics there.
      Those are two great sites!!!

    2. This isn't Randy Deluxe, is it? He always starts with "aloha"