Aug 25, 2013

Ode To The Tin Can

An ode to everyday inventions ... this time the tin can. Never take a tin can for granted. Photo series by Erik Wåhlström and Daniel Carlsten.

"The patent for the tin can was first granted to British merchant Peter Durand 203 years ago on this day in 1810. Unfortunately, the can opener was not patented until 35 years later, so the contents were initially only accessible by use of a hammer and chisel or other such lumpen implements—and back then, the container was sealed with lead, which risked poisoning the food within."


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