Aluminum foil, commonly referred to in the United States as “tin” foil was actually first in widespread use in Switzerland in 1910

According to Wikipedia :

The first aluminium foil

Tin was first replaced by aluminium in 1910, when the first aluminium foil rolling plant, “Dr. Lauber, Neher & Cie.”[5] was opened in Emmishofen, Switzerland. The plant, owned by J.G. Neher & Sons, the aluminium manufacturers, started in 1886 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, at the foot of the Rhine Falls, capturing the falls’ energy to produce aluminium. Neher’s sons, together with Dr. Lauber, discovered the endless rolling process and the use of aluminium foil as a protective barrier in December 1907.

In 1911, Bern-based Tobler began wrapping its chocolate bars in aluminium foil, including the unique triangular chocolate bar, Toblerone.[6] By 1912, aluminium foil was being used by Maggi (today a Nestlé brand) to pack soups and stock cubes.[citation needed]

aluminum foil

The first use of foil in the United States was in 1913 for wrapping Life Savers, candy bars, and gum.[7] Processes evolved over time to include the use of print, colour, lacquer, laminate and the embossing of the aluminium.

Now that you know the history, and know that it is great around the house for wrapping sandwiches, making covers for those plastic containers for which you have lost the covers, and a host of other uses, most of which we have never heard of before..

Now pay attention to some of the many many uses of this wonderful product which will make your life easier .

For a few hints, check out the next page 1: Did you know that if you cut up sheets of aluminum foil with scissors that the scissors will be sharpened ?

scissor sharpner

2: How about this one :

Did you know that you can seal a plastic bag of food with an iron ?  wrap the ends of the plastic bag and iron the seam . the bag will seal and your food will be preserved

bag sealer

Have food or ingredients in a plastic bag that you need to keep fresh in the long term? Using foil and an iron can seal that bag air tight. Just place foil over the opening, then iron the foil (but make sure the iron doesn’t touch the actual plastic itself).

Want a Few More Tips And Ideas ?  Go to the next page 3: Protect your steel wool and help prevent rusting

steel wool

Keep used steel wool pads from rusting by setting them on a sheet of foil and draining off the water, or wrapping them in foil and putting them in the freezer.

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aluminum funnel

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