History of the Can - Reference Materials

History of the Can: The Impact of the Can on Culture and Economics for More Than 200 Years (PDF)

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Food Can History Resources

The Botulism Outbreak That Gave Rise to America’s Food Safety System (Smithsonian.org Article)

Canning Food: "Miracle of the Can" (Video)

 

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Aluminum Can History Resources

Bill Coors Interview: In 2012, Robert Budway, CMI President interviewed Bill Coors, who is credited with pioneering the recyclable, two-piece aluminum beverage can. Watch this series to how the aluminum can came to be: Aluminum In Tin OutConsumers Choose AluminumAluminum Can is BornHow Jeffco (Ball Corporation) was StartedMarketing the Silver BulletThe Economics of CansWhy CansGraphics & CoatingsThe Economics of Cans, and Recycling. (Videos)

Happy 60th birthday to the aluminum beverage can (Blog Article)

The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can (Video)

The Making of a Beer Can - Hops on Pointe (Video)

Uncanny: Why 10-ounce cans of Budweiser are popular in parts of Maryland (Interesting Article on History of the 10oz Aluminum Can)