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A Discussion of Metal Cans


This webinar in the Arizona Preservation Webinar Series discusses the evolution of the metal can, which has played a significant role in American culture for over 180 years. Originally developed in France in 1809, the metal can was later embraced in the United States and had a notable impact during the American Civil War. Advances in technology during the late 19th and early 20th centuries revolutionized metal can production, with an estimated 3 billion cans being manufactured by 1914, a large portion of which was in the U.S. Consequently, metal cans are a prevalent find among historical artifacts at archaeological sites in Arizona. The webinar will offer insights into the history of cans produced and distributed in the U.S. from the late 1800s to the early 1970s.

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A Discussion of Metal Cans
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