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The Crown Cork, the first form of bottle cap, was invented by William Painter in 1891 in Baltimore.
The company making it was originally called the Bottle Seal Company, it changed its name with the almost immediate success of the Crown Cork to the Crown Cork and Seal Company.
The Patent was granted in 1892, as US patent 468,258.
The Crown Cork was the first highly successful disposable product (it cannot be resealed).
This inspired King C. Gillette to invent the disposable razor when he was a salesman for the Crown Cork Company.
The company still survives, producing many forms of packaging.