Review: 1976 7Up “United We Stand” Cans (Part 4 of 6 – Southeast)


Mike Burns, Co-Founder of CanMuseum.com, brings us to the Southeast during our journey through this 6-week can review series. There’s plenty of 7Up for everyone!

This is our fourth installment looking at the 1976 7Up “United We Stand” can series. It is a 50 can set released by 7Up to celebrate the bicentennial of the United States of America.

1976 7Up "United We Stand" Cans

1976 7Up “United We Stand” Cans

Each can features one state with a state picture and state facts. We are using a map borrowed from McGraw-Hill Children’s Publishing’s “U.S. States Fact Cards” for our weekly navigation through the states. Part 1 focused on the Southwest states, denoted in purple. Part 2 showed us the North Central states, shown on the map in blue. Part 3 took us back west to focus on the Northwest United States, which appear on the map in green. This week we will look at the Southeast United States, as shown on our map in yellow.

Our Map of Cans

Our Map of Cans

The Southeast states include: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

This is a big week for variations as we will be looking at what I call the “Barcode” side of the cans. Again, these variations are the result of non-standards across different can manufacturers. Let’s break it down by manufacturer.

American Can Company – Steel
Manufacturer’s Logo: upper right, white
Ingredients – “Corn Sweetener”
Code Number– right of ingredients, vertical, white, “056″
Barcode – Horizontal, 25 mm wide x 29 mm high

American Can Company - Steel - #56

American Can Company – Steel – #56

American Can Company – Steel
Manufacturer’s Logo: upper right, white
Ingredients – “Corn Sweetener”
Code Number– right of ingredients, vertical, green (on seal), “061″
Barcode – Horizontal, 25 mm wide x 29 mm high

American Can Company - Steel - #61

American Can Company – Steel – #61

Continental Can Company – Steel
Manufacturer’s Logo: lower right, blue
Ingredients – No “Corn Sweetener”
Code Number – None
Barcode – Horizontal, 25 mm wide x 29 mm high

Continental Can Company - Steel

Continental Can Company – Steel

Crown, Cork & Seal – Steel (7 cm top)
Manufacturer’s Logo – lower right, white
Ingredients – No “Corn Sweetener”, blue border
Code Number – None
Barcode – Horizontal, 29 mm wide x 28 mm high

Crown, Cork & Seal – Steel (7 cm top)

Crown, Cork & Seal – Steel (7 cm top)

Crown, Cork & Seal – Steel (6.5 cm top)
Manufacturer’s Logo – lower right, white, vertical, number “1″ in it
Ingredients – No “Corn Sweetener”
Code Number – None
Barcode – Vertical, 29 mm wide x 29 mm high

Crown, Cork & Seal – Steel (6.5 cm top)

Crown, Cork & Seal – Steel (6.5 cm top)

Unknown Company – Aluminum
Manufacturer’s Logo – lower right, white
Ingredients – No “Corn Sweetener”
Code Number – None
Barcode – Vertical, 31 mm wide x 25 mm high

Unknown Company - Aluminum

Unknown Company – Aluminum

Here are this week’s Southeast states:

Alabama (#1 of 50)
1819 – 22nd State
Capital: Montgomery
The Yellowhammer State

Alabama - Can #1 of 50

Alabama – Can #1 of 50

Arkansas (#4 of 50)
1836 – 25th State
Capital: Little Rock
Land of Opportunity

Arkansas - Can #4 of 50

Arkansas – Can #4 of 50

Florida (#9 of 50)
1845 – 27th State
Capital: Tallahassee
The Sunshine State

Florida - Can #9 of 50

Florida – Can #9 of 50

Georgia (#10 of 50)
1788 – 4th State
Capital: Atlanta
The Peach State

Georgia - Can #10 of 50

Georgia – Can #10 of 50

Kentucky (#17 of 50)
1792 – 15th State
Capital: Frankfort
The Bluegrass State

Kentucky - Can #17 of 50

Kentucky – Can #17 of 50

Louisiana (#18 of 50)
1812 – 18th State
Capital: Baton Rouge
The Pelican State

Louisiana - Can #18 of 50

Louisiana – Can #18 of 50

Mississippi (#24 of 50)
1817 – 20th State
Capital: Jackson
The Magnolia State

Mississippi - Can #24 of 50

Mississippi – Can #24 of 50

North Carolina (#33 of 50)
1789 – 12th State
Capital: Raleigh
The Tar Heel State

North Carolina - Can #33 of 50

North Carolina – Can #33 of 50

South Carolina (#40 of 50)
1788 – 8th State
Capital: Columbia
The Palmetto State

South Carolina - Can #40 of 50

South Carolina – Can #40 of 50

Tennessee (#42 of 50)
1796 – 16th State
Capital: Nashville
The Volunteer State

Tennessee - Can #42 of 50

Tennessee – Can #42 of 50

Virginia (#46 of 50)
1788 – 10th State
Capital: Richmond
The Old Dominion State

Virginia - Can #46 of 50

Virginia – Can #46 of 50

West Virginia (#48 of 50)
1863 – 35th State
Capital: Charleston
The Mountain State

West Virginia - Can #48 of 50

West Virginia – Can #48 of 50

It’s amazing how many variations are in this set of cans. Next week I’ll share another with you.

Until then… 39 states down, 11 to go.

United We Stand Series Archive:
Part 1Part 2Part 3 – Part 4 – Part 5Part 6

Photos used by permission of CanMuseum.com
Selected barcode information used with permission of PopCan.org