Mar 26, 2010

Tin Cans

Remember the game, "kick the can?" Here are some can facts for you. 200 years ago in 1810, Peter Durand invented the tin can.  Back then, the best craftsmen could only produce up to 60 cans a day.

In 1858, Ezra Warner of Waterbury, Connecticut patented the first can opener. The U.S. military used it during the Civil War.

In 1866, J. Osterhoudt patented the tin can with a key opener like you can find on old sardine cans.

An electric version of the can opener was first sold in December of 1931.

The first canned beer, "Krueger Cream Ale," was sold  in 1935 by the Kruger Brewing Company of Richmond, VA.

Ermal Fraze invented the pop-top can in 1959. OK, I'll can it with the can facts.