March 30, 2011 10.41 am This story is over 156 months old

US can collector to scour Lincoln

Beer goggles: An American beer can collector will be visiting the county to find more vintage cans for his huge collection.

The proud owner of the world’s largest beer can collection will be visiting Lincoln next month.

Jeff Lebo from Pennsylvania is attending the Lincolnshire Antique Fair at the Lincolnshire Showground in search of new additions.

Jeff began collecting in 1975 and has amassed over 80,000 different types of beer can. He hopes to cover every county in the UK in his worldwide hunt.

In particular, he is looking for cone and flat top beer cans that were produced by The Metal Box Company between 1936 to 1965.

A cone top can is similar in shape to a brasso can. A flat top requires a special opener to get at the contents.

Mr. Lebo, a self-confessed fan of British real ales said:  “I will be attending the Antique Fair at the Lincolnshire Showground between the April 4 and 6.

“I figured that would be a good place to start.”

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of any cone or flat top cans is invited to email Jeff at [email protected].

Photo: IWGazette