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The Very First Pulltab! 19 Jul 2013 12:10 #653

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http://assets.libsyn.com/content/5882159

We really can't blame Ermal Fraze, I guess. I'm sure he had no idea what his invention would do to the treasure hunting fraternity.

It started innocently enough. In the summer of 1959, Ermal was at a picnic, and he'd forgotten his church key. He had to use a sharp part of his car's grill to open his beer can!

Well, Ermal ran a tool and die shop, and after the picnic he went home and began working on a design for a self-opening beer can.

And three years later, Iron City Beer introduced the world's first pulltab.

Listen to the whole sordid story. It's show #128 at:

thetreasurecorner.com
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The Very First Pulltab! 23 Jul 2013 22:57 #667

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Here is a pic of good ole Ermal (and the link it came from)

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www.jenpowell.com/tags/ermal-fraze/
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The Very First Pulltab! 24 Jul 2013 00:49 #670

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Good grief, he looks exactly like Robert Schuller, the TV preacher who got thrown out of his Crystal Cathedral:

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The Very First Pulltab! 24 Jul 2013 17:41 #672

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Amazing! :)
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The Very First Pulltab! 25 Jul 2013 08:15 #679

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The pic of Ermal is going on my dart board!!!!!
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