The other day I was in a local independent supermarket and I was actually happy to see they still had some home brand cat food cans on the shelf that were the old school type with no easy to use ringpull where you need a classic can opener to open them. I haven't seen a can like that for years in the other major supermarkets around here...lol
Another one I remember when I was younger was the old "SPAM" tins where you had to break off the little metal key and use it to roll around the metal strip to open up the can. I am amazed that we didn't end up slicing our fingers back in those days using these old things...lol
Just an update on these classic style tins, I noticed that these style of tins still exist to this day and are still being used on current beef tins in the supermarket. I found these corned beef tins for sale in both Coles and Safeway (Woolworths) here in Melbourne so when I saw the classic style opener I just had to grab one to put in the cupboard...lol. I seriously didn't think they would still have this style of opener when most other tins now all have those easy to use ringpulls on them.
So for some nostalgia I bought one today and took some photo's of it to share on here. Who knows how much longer these style of openers will still be around for. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw them on the shelf at the local supermarket today. Cheers!