Early Model Can Opener

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A can opener is a device used to open metal cans. Although preservation of food using tin cans had been practiced since at least 1772 in the Netherlands, the first can openers were patented only in 1855.


Government Printing Office The Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1895)


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