Tin Cans

Tin Cans

The first can openers appeared in 1855 and were of a primitive claw-shaped design. This was about 83 years after the tin can first came in use. Food preserved in tin cans was in use by the Dutch Navy from at least 1772. So for nearly a century, the cans weighed more than the food they contained and required ingenuity to open, using whatever tools available.

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