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September 10, 2019


Condensed Milk Can Holder

 c. 1885



The middle of the 1800s saw the proliferation of larger cities in the United States. Dense populations in small areas created problems with provisions. Items such as milk were in high demand but hard to keep fresh. To address this need, Gail Borden, a New York newspaper publisher, invented condensed milk. It had a much longer shelf life and took less stor