January 19  [same day every year]

Tin Can Day



Tin Can Day is a day that celebrate the day in 1825 that Ezra Daggett and Thomas Kensett obtained the U.S. patent for a process for storing food in tin cans.

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Dear DMC,

I note with interest the piece about canning. It would appear that the facts contained on that page were wrong. Even Australia had canned food by 1815, whereas the patent mentioned on the web page was granted in 1825.  I am glad you had this article, however. Tin cans are worth the time spent investigating.

Simon Brand