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Peter Durand was an Englishman who received a patent from King George III for the idea of preserving foods in 'glass, pottery, tin or other metals or fit materials.'
Durand intended to preserve food in containers made of iron and coated with tinplate. This was in 1810, the same year that Nicholas Appert was awarded a prize by Napoleon for inventing the process of sealing partially cooked food in bottles with cork stoppers.
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