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  1. alexnc

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    I found some 1792 in the old tin design. Any idea how long ago they changed the design? Or how the tins hold moisture? There 3 more...

    Goo Goo g’joob
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    it would be useful to see a picture of the tin

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    If its from 1792 it might be a rehydration project

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    Is this at a B&M?

    It's worth pulling the trigger on at least 1 I think

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    B&M on the NC Coast north of Jacksonville. I bought a tin, but left 3. I wasn't sure how old it was, nor if being old if the Tonquin Bean, Whisky flavoring would have faded - that's one of the things I like about it! Here's what the tins look like. I left a 250G FVF and a 1792 250 pack being sure they would need rehydration - the shop attendant opened the FVF box so I could see the flakes were dry and brittle. Not really sure how old it all was, it was being sold as estate in a small cigar shop.

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    alex
    Check for a transparent sticker with 5 digits typically in this format, ## ###, on the bottom or sides of the tin. The second group of digit(s) are the date, in months since December 1995, according to this table (which I extrapolated to 2030 in hope that SG will still be producing & I will still be piping):

    "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
    Specialization is for insects!" - Robert Heinlein
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    Check for a transparent sticker with 5 digits typically in this format, ## ###, on the bottom or sides of the tin. The second group of digit(s) are the date, in months since December 1995, according to this table (which I extrapolated to 2030 in hope that SG will still be producing & I will still be piping):

    Wow, that is a great reference! It takes always takes me awhile to date my SG tins!!

    Posted 1 month ago #

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