Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Brothers Isaac and Nathan Winslow of Portland attempted in 1892 to patent a process for preserving vegetables and other perishables.
Their patent request was turned down, but they persisted and began producing tin cans. The family eventually began a canning company.
About This Item
- Title: Can of sweet corn, ca. 1862
- Creator: Portland Packing Company
- Creation Date: circa 1862
- Subject Date: circa 1862
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: metal
- Dimensions: 17 cm x 8 cm
- Local Code: 3782*A
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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