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Nov 15, 2019 21:41 |  #1

As I am wont to do, I clicked from one Wikipedia article to another,
and landed on something that reminded me of Olde Frothingslosh.

Once upon a time, my brother was a somewhat-serious collector of beer cans,
even possessing some of the really old cone-top cans which I believe predate the first World War.
A series of Olde Frothingslosh cans were also in his possession,
which were of great amusement to the both of us.

It began with a radio personality's hiijinks in Pittsburgh in the 1940s or 1950s,
with the Pittsburgh Brewing Company making it a real thing in specially-printed cans
filled with Iron City Beer on a seasonal basis.
The story is easily Googled for a history.

So I got to thinking, after watching videos of woodturners doing their thing
with epoxy resin added to their fine creations:
I can do that with a beer can!

Long story short, I've got two excellent-condition cans on their way to me,
as well as a pair of unmanufactured can flats. Who the hell knew can flats were a thing?
I certainly did not.

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I'll try to encase a can in clear resin, then turn it on a lathe, polishing it for display.
If it goes well, one for my brother, one for me.
Worst case is that the flats get framed, and I keep one while I give the other to my brother.

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Nov 27, 2019 16:36 |  #2

So, I've had these things for about a week now.

The can flats truly are pristine:

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And the cans themselves are in outstanding condition:

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Baby steps now.;-)a
Studying up on resins, coming up with a method to encase the can(s),
centering for lathe, etc.

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Dec 20, 2019 10:58 as a reply to  @ SkedAddled's post |  #3

As a young teen, my brother and I collected beer cans and had several of the Olde Frothingslosh series cans. :-)


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Dec 20, 2019 17:04 |  #4

DMPhotog wrote in post #18978034 (external link)
As a young teen, my brother and I collected beer cans and had several of the Olde Frothingslosh series cans. :-)

Yep, they were one of the more unique labels ever contrived.  :p
Quite an extensive series, as well.

Wikipedia mentions the origin of the moniker (external link), while a history rundown (external link) is an interesting read as an obituary
to Marsha Phillips, who was the fake beauty pageant winner "Fatima Yechbergh" depicted on the cans.


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