January 19th National Tin Can Day

Tin cans have been around, at least in concept, since the early 1800’s. Philippe Henri DeGirard, a Frenchman, came up with the idea though the original concept was presented by Nicholas Appertin in 1809. Peter Durand got the first English patent in 1810 while Ezra Daggett and Thomas Kensett received the first US patent in 1825. Wow, who knew it took so many people to create a tin can! Oddly, the tin can opener was not created until 1858. So, they canned their goods and they remained canned for nearly 30 years!?! In which case, check those dates on your cans before consuming!

How to celebrate – Read about the world of canning. Start collecting tin cans. Throw a Tin Man party.

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