Week 5 B -Graphics, Typography & Package Design

Week Ten Graphics, Typography & Package Design

5. Labels, & Advertising Ephemera

5.1. Tin Can, Peter Durand, Britain, 1810

Food Canning-The Tin Can

"August of 1810, Peter Durand was granted a patent by King George III on his tin canister, eventually known as the 'tin can". The container was filled through a hole in the top and then sealed with a soldered plug. A can of Crosse & Blackwell's (England) roasted veal was taken on Perry's voyage to the North West Passage, but was never opened. For many years this can was displayed in the Royal United Service instutution Museum. It was eventually opened in 1936 more than one hundred years after being packed. The contents were found to be still edible."