Can of sweet corn, ca. 1862

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.

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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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