What is a Metal Hinged Tin?
Hinged Lid Metal Tins
Some types of metal tins or cans have hinged covers; Others cans have removable interference fit covers or lids. These are often known as “flip top cans”. These tinplate cans are often used to package breath mints, throat lozenges, instant coffee, biscuits and holiday treats.
Highly decorated “holiday tins” are sold during the holiday season and are popular gifts, and often contain cookies, candy, or popcorn.
Similar festive containers are used in Europe for sweets, biscuits, cakes and chocolates, mainly during Christmas, rather than in the summer holidays and in countries with British associations, they are usually called “biscuit tins”. In Denmark, butter cookies in tins are produced and sold there and are also exported to other countries.
These types of smaller tin boxes are sometimes reused to store items, or to create kits, such as a survival kit. A hobby involves modifying tin boxes with decorations and embellishments.
Not for use with liquids.