A great way to reuse tin cans is to make a tin can robot. This particular robot took a few hours put together.

Making a Tin Can Robot

A great way to reuse tin cans is to make a tin can robot. This particular robot took a few hours put together.

DESIGN Peter Durand, an Englishman, was granted a patent from King George III in 1810 for preserving food in “vessels of glass, pottery, or tin.” He heard of Appert’s system and wanted to expand the packaging from small food to 30 pounds of meat in a single tin can. Using iron coated tin as the new container would prevent rusting and it could be sealed just as tight as glass with out the ability to shatter. Soldered tin cans held more and were easier then corked glass to handle.

The story of how the tin can nearly wasn't

DESIGN Peter Durand, an Englishman, was granted a patent from King George III in 1810 for preserving food in “vessels of glass, pottery, or tin.” He heard of Appert’s system and wanted to expand the packaging from small food to 30 pounds of meat in a single tin can. Using iron coated tin as the new container would prevent rusting and it could be sealed just as tight as glass with out the ability to shatter. Soldered tin cans held more and were easier then corked glass to handle.

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The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour: James D. Hornfischer: 9780553381481: Amazon.com: Books

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The Last Stand Of The Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War Ii Story Of The U.S. Navy's Finest Hour, 2014 The New York Times Best Sellers Nonfiction winner, James D. Hornfischer #NYTime #GoodReads #Books

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US Navy Tin Can Sailors Military Patch $8.95

United States Navy Destroyer Tin Can Sailors Coin $17.75

United States Navy Destroyer Tin Can Sailors Coin $17.75

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