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%TITTLE%- Normally, I don’t read naval history. Ships and the sailors who man them are something to which I can’t relate, and I got into this book only because Chuck Banks, who contributes to this blog, insisted that I do so. I’m glad he did. It’s the story of the Battle of Samar, which was part of the...-https://losporcos.com/book-review-last-stand-of-the-tin-can-sailors-by-james-d-hornfischer.html

Tin Can Sailors - The National Association of Destroyer Veterans

Tin Can Sailors - The National Association of Destroyer Veterans

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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.

United States Navy Destroyer Tin Can Sailors Coin $17.75

United States Navy Destroyer Tin Can Sailors Coin $17.75

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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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