Innovation & Design

Technology Timeline


1892–1960

1892: Founder and inventor William Painter patents the 'crown cork'.

1898: Crown introduces the first foot-powered, syruper-crowner.

1930: High-speed, 3-piece bodymaking introduced, revolutionizing the can making process.

1935: Introduction of electrolytic tin-plating process.

1937: Debut of the 'Crowntainer,' a 2-piece drawn, necked-in steel can sealed with a crown. The package was introduced as a quart beer can.

1952: The 'Spra-tainer', a lightweight, two-piece "no side seam, no top seam" aerosol can for the food, personal care, household and insecticide markets, is introduced.