Peter Durand was a British merchant who is widely credited with receiving the first patent for the idea of preserving food using tin cans. The patent was granted on August 25, 1810 by King George III of England.
Tinned food - healthy enough?
... This military secret soon reached England where, in 1810, Peter Durand patented the use of metal containers for canning... 2019-01-30 19:08:37