Ermal Cleon Fraze

  • alcoa was started

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  • fraze was born

  • Reliable Tool and Manufacturing Co.

  • His idea for a built in tool/ tab was born.

  • Pittsburg Brewing Co. first to use Fraze design.

  • Schlitz Brewing Co. 'Pop Tab' beer can.

  • Patent/ sold to Alcoa.

    Patent/ sold to Alcoa.
  • 75% of USA used Fraze design.

  • Patent under his own rights

  • Eco. Friendly design invented. 'Pop Tab'

  • Fraze company renamed to DRT Mfg. Co.

  • Fraze died.

  • pull tab charity founded