Tin Cans’ Close Call With Extinction in Victorian Era - Presented by: The Aol. On Network

Food canning emerged in the early 1700s as a means of feeding warring seamen who were rapidly dying of malnutrition due to their diet of salted fish and stale crackers. While many early toils and experiments laid the groundwork, in the early 1800s Bryan Donkin, purchased a patent for a tin preservation method from a fellow Englishman.



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