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Tin Can Day

Yes, we can!

03. Feb 2019 KL. 11:00 - 16:00

Sample freshly-smoked sardines straight from the woodburning ovens or celebrate Tin Can Day by tasting sprats canned by Bjelland Industries in 1980. The canning-label Club 'Norway Brand' is on hand, and you can swap iddisar (canning labels) with them. 

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It is very fitting that the Tin Can has it's very own special day of recognition. Made of tin coated steel or aluminum, the humble tin can is perhaps one of the greatest inventions in history. It revolutionized the storage of perishable foods. Tin cans are part of virtually everyone's lives and changed the way we store food, and allowed for safe, long term storage of so many foods.

The tin can was invented in the early 1800's. Several people claim to either be the inventor or the holder of the first patent. The first tin cans were produced in England. Philippe Henri de Girard of France, is credited with being the first creator. French Inventor Nicholas Appertin came up with the canning concept on 1809. Peter Durand of England patented the tin can in 1810. On January 19, 1825, Ezra Daggett and Thomas Kensett received the U.S. tin can patent. The celebration of National Tin Can Day is in recognition of this event.

While the tin can was invented in the early 1800, it wasn't until 1858, nearly 50 years later, that Ezra Warner invented the can opener. Prior to that, tin cans were hacked, chopped, and chiseled open. 

The Tin Can Day Motto: Yes, we can!! 

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Tin Can Day is worthy of a celebration. Welcome to the Norwegian Canning Museum February 3rd.