|Born||21 October 1766|
|Died||23 July 1822 | Age 55|
Food Tin Can
Peter Durand 1810
In 1810 Durand from England patented the use of tin-coated iron "Food Can" or canning. The patent (No 3372) was granted on August 25, 1810 by King George III.
Peter Durand a merchant of Hoxton Square, Middlesex, changed food preservation with his sterilized and sealed tin food cannister. A Frenchman named Nicolas Appert had discovered he could preserve food by heating it and sealing it in glass containers which excluded air. Durand thought a metal container would be more robust. Very soon he was supplying canned food to the Royal Navy and the Empire in large quantities.
The canning of food is still very popular. Very few kitchen cupboards are without tin cans of food of all sorts including soup, beans, vegetables, fruit and more all over the world. Many billions of cans are sold every year throughout the world and best of all, it's recyclable! 213 years later, the food can is a life changing and life saving invention.