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jmagnus87
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beers 2912 º places 92 º 19:55 Wed 6/26/2013

So, moved into a new apartment recently. As im cleaning the basement, i find an old box if high life returnable bottles. Of course, no dates on the carton or bottles but the caps have "8 24 9" printed on them. Im guessing from 1989 but im not sure. Any ideas?

 
Marko
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beers 4327 º places 221 º 02:40 Thu 6/27/2013

Post pics, someone might have some idea looking at the design.

 
jesskidden
places 1 º 03:13 Thu 6/27/2013

Could also be from 1979 or 1999 - since Miller started stamping the dates on the crowns in the 70s -

- not sure when they dropped their returnables.

If the labels lists all the Miller breweries of the time, you might be able to narrow down the decade with that info. Not sure the exact years (but itís probably listed somewhere on the ínet), but in that era (70s-90s), they closed Azuza, CA and opened Irwindale, CA Eden, NC, Trenton, OH and opened and closed a brewery in upstate NY (forget the city now, near Syracuse).

 
Bill Becker
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beers 564 º places 2 º 04:42 Thu 6/27/2013

Originally posted by jesskidden
Could also be from 1979 or 1999 - since Miller started stamping the dates on the crowns in the 70s -

- not sure when they dropped their returnables.

If the labels lists all the Miller breweries of the time, you might be able to narrow down the decade with that info. Not sure the exact years (but itís probably listed somewhere on the ínet), but in that era (70s-90s), they closed Azuza, CA and opened Irwindale, CA Eden, NC, Trenton, OH and opened and closed a brewery in upstate NY (forget the city now, near Syracuse).


Volney NY. I never knew it existed.

 
jesskidden
places 1 º 07:27 Thu 6/27/2013

Originally posted by Bill Becker

Volney NY. I never knew it existed.


They used "Fulton, NY" on the labels.

 
Bill Becker
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beers 564 º places 2 º 10:08 Thu 6/27/2013

Originally posted by jesskidden
Originally posted by Bill Becker

Volney NY. I never knew it existed.


They used "Fulton, NY" on the labels.




Now THAT sounds familiar.

 
Cletus
beers 6355 º places 233 º 19:23 Thu 6/27/2013

Originally posted by jesskidden
Could also be from 1979 or 1999 - since Miller started stamping the dates on the crowns in the 70s -

- not sure when they dropped their returnables.

If the labels lists all the Miller breweries of the time, you might be able to narrow down the decade with that info. Not sure the exact years (but itís probably listed somewhere on the ínet), but in that era (70s-90s), they closed Azuza, CA and opened Irwindale, CA Eden, NC, Trenton, OH and opened and closed a brewery in upstate NY (forget the city now, near Syracuse).


I donít think they were still doing returnables in the late 1980s. These are more likely from the 70s, but pictures of the box, bottle and cap would help. If the OP is talking about a 5c deposit, these could be from any era.

 
jmagnus87
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beers 2912 º places 92 º 20:56 Thu 6/27/2013
 
jmagnus87
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beers 2912 º places 92 º 20:57 Thu 6/27/2013

That is the caps. Ill try to get the box and bottles tomorrow