Tin Products

Written by Jill Morrison
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Tin has been used for containers in this country for over two hundred years. While many changes and improvements have occurred over the years, Americans still crave the nostalgic feelings they experience from old-fashioned tin products. When choosing packaging, a special and unique statement may be made by purchasing tin containers.

Memorable Tin Products

Tin containers are advantageous because they often become collector's items. This insures that they will be seen for many years to come, thereby providing valuable long-term advertising. Tin lunchboxes became popular in the early 1900s. They were decorated with licensed characters such as Mickey Mouse, The Lone Ranger, Superman, and Huckleberry Hound. Today, these lunchboxes are collected and sold for as much as $12,000.00.

Another of the many tin products popular for collecting is cigar boxes. These old boxes are also purchased by interior designers as decorations and by ordinary people who want a rare gift for a friend or loved one. Today, cigar boxes are still available in tin with new features such as push button opening. The tins still assure damage-free cigars.

Tin products are biodegradable and user-friendly. Choices of size, shape and design are plentiful. Round, square, rectangle, and oval are options. Closures include slip cover, hinges, tear strip, and nozzle. Check internet sources for an easy shopping method which allows visual inspection and comparison.


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