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Donkin, Bryan

Line breaks: Bryan Don¦kin
Pronunciation: /ˈdɒŋkɪn
 
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Definition of Donkin, Bryan in English:

( 1768–1855), English engineer. He developed a method of food preservation by heat sterilization, sealing the food inside a container made of sheet steel and so producing the first tin can.

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