California Straight Steel - Copyright Statement

First the formalities...

Copyright © 2007-2016 by Randall Karasek

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Note that this project is still a work in progress. While the majority of the images used are my original digital photos, there are exceptions, and any copied source indicated on their respective pages. Some specific references where images have been copied for now:

  • Ted Larsen's Some images of tougher Maier cans have been used with Ted's permission.
  • Dan Morean's Some images of different variations have been used with Dan's permission.
  • Copys of seam pictures, canning code and/or lid variations from Ebay auctions, For these variations my original photos have been used for the can body/face and only the Ebay photo substituted to show the specific variation until I am able to photograph the real can.
  • Digital scans of the front face of some cans from the "United States Beer Cans Volume II" as published by the Brewery Collectibles Club of America, available as a member from

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