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pepsiguy383
12-02-2010, 03:45 PM
So, I was filling a vending machine a couple weeks ago, and buried down by the compressor was an old Squirt can. I've been with Pepsi 7 years and I haven't seen one like this. Its got Julian dating on the bottom, and not even the "old-school" guys at work can read it. The code is:
H242B11707

I know its not some epic find that's worth anything, but I'm just curious as to what year it was made (this was a VERY old vendor may I add). Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

mofizz
12-02-2010, 06:24 PM
I think it was produced on the 42nd day of a year ending in 2 (1992,2002)??? on line 1, plant "B", at 17:07 miltary time. I could be wrong. DPSG still uses a code similar to this. Not sure what the "H" is for. Hope this helps.

pepsiguy383
12-02-2010, 07:16 PM
Thanks Mofizz. Judging by the look of the can, I'd go with 1992. It is more squared than the newer cans are.

ScottyLibido
12-03-2010, 02:58 PM
I believe the H is the year and 242 is the date which would make it August 30, 1987 or 1997 or 2007. Line 1, Plant B at 5:07pm

Android
12-03-2010, 07:32 PM
Yeah, I agree with Scotty on this one.

-Andy

UncleBob
12-03-2010, 09:51 PM
You should post a pic of the can!

fusion
12-04-2010, 01:27 PM
What is the copyright year on the can?

Who canned it? Should say near the ingredients list. Unfortunately, a lot of Pepsi cans just say "Independent Bottlers under the authority of PepsiCo."

pepsiguy383
12-04-2010, 09:12 PM
The can is still in the cab of my route truck. I'll get it next week and snap a few shots. If I recall, the can said it was canned under the authority of Squirtco. I tried to find that company online, but I couldn't find much information.

UncleBob
12-04-2010, 09:40 PM
Here's a tip - don't go to Google images and search for "Squirt".

Anywhoo, after filtering my search criteria down a bit, I found this gem...

SQUIRT Soda Can - Squirt Co. - Sherman Oaks, CA - pull tab - str. steel (http://www.ecrater.com/p/3514825/squirt-soda-can-co-sherman)

drpep
12-05-2010, 02:16 AM
Why was your Google SafeSearch off?

UncleBob
12-06-2010, 12:28 AM
Why was your Google SafeSearch off?

Because I typically prefer an unfiltered view of the internet - I'm adult enough to handle it. This time, however, I just wasn't thinking of the word I typed in before I did it.

Man, DPSG could open up a whole new market of customers if they sold this stuff just right. :D

drpep
12-06-2010, 12:38 AM
I haven't googled Squirt, and don't plan to, but I had to laugh when I imagined what you must have found. :)