TIN CANS MADE AT HOME WITH SIMPLE OUTFIT (Oct, 1923)

TIN CANS MADE AT HOME WITH SIMPLE OUTFIT

Among the interesting devices lately-put on the market, is one for making tin cans at home. It consists of three small machines that are easily fastened to any workbench. A piece of tin, previously cut to size and shape, is formed by the first machine into a cylinder which is next put into the “seamer,” where it is held by a glass clamp, while the 1/8-inch lap joint is sweated together with solder and a hand soldering copper. The third machine is used for flanging the ends of the cylinder and in crimping on the circular pieces of tin that form the bottom and top of the can. This equipment is comparatively inexpensive, and was developed to meet an insistent demand from localities where the cost of a can factory is not warranted or to which the transportation charges on empty cans are excessively high.

2 comments
  1. Stannous says: March 30, 20074:59 pm

    Since glass canning jars predate the tin can (did you the opener was invented first?) I can’t imagine this ever caught on.

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