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An Original Vintage Gag By : S.S. Adams Co. Neptune N.J.  (Spring Snake in the Mixed Nuts Can)

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This pocket sized, metal tin looks like it contains delicious Salted Mixed Nuts, but a 30" snake springs out when your victim opens it.
This is a used item from the 60s or 70s. It still works great. Before I bought it I knew what it was. With a smile on my face I just wanted to open it just a bit, to see if the snake was still inside. The spring is still in great shape because the power of it knocked the lid off and made me scream. lol Everyone turned to look at me. Works great. lol
The can is faded with some scratches and the rim of can dented a little but, the lid closes just fine. The rattle sound is still in bottom of can. The plastic skin has torn and come off the snake in the middle. The spring is not kinked or bent. Snake skin can be replaced if someone wanted to.
Here is some history about it. A snake nut can is a practical joke device that closely resembles a can of nuts, but contains a long wire spring covered by a cloth or vinyl sheath, which leaps out of the can and startles the unsuspecting victim.
The item was invented by Samuel Sorenson Adams of the S.S. Adams Co. circa 1915. Adams' wife Emily had been complaining about the jam jar, saying that it wasn't properly closed or that it was sticky. Adams, inspired by her nagging, then invented a spring snake - a coil of wire wrapped in a cloth skin, and compressed the two-foot snake into a little jam jar so that it would jump out when the lid was removed.
The snake jam jar then evolved into a whole array of products, including the snake peanut brittle can, the snake mint can, and the best-selling snake nut can. In the 1990s Adams' grandson produced snake potato chips.

An Original Vintage Gag By : S.S. Adams Co. Neptune N.J. (Spring Snake in the Mixed Nuts Can)