On August 10, 1889, Dan Rylands of Barnsley in the UK patented the screwcap. It provided a simple and convenient alternative to cork closures used to close wine and whiskey bottles.
Now, screwcaps are ubiquitous as they are used to close various types of containers.
Dan Rylands also filed for a US Patent shown below:
Publication number: US472401 A
Patent Title: Dan rylands
Publication type: Grant
Publication date: 5 Apr 1892
Filing date: 11 Dec 1890
Inventors: Dan Rylands