INVENTED BY: Peter Durand
British merchant Peter Durand made an impact on food preservation with his 1810 patenting of the tin can. In 1813, John Hall and Bryan Dorkin opened the first commercial canning factory in England. In 1846, Henry Evans invents a machine that can manufacture tin cans at a rate of sixty per hour. An significant increase over the previous rate of only six per hour.
The first tin cans were so thick they had to be hammered open. As cans became thinner, it became possible to invent dedicated can openers.
Was to hold food for a long periods of time, like most canned foods last for about 2 years and sometimes depending on the type of food and quality of the can, it can last longer.