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Opening a Can with a can opener

Opening a Can with a can opener instead of doing the normal way you can open it from the side too!

Opening a Can with a can opener

Opening a Can with a can opener instead of doing the normal way you can open it from the side too!

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The history of the can opener

The can opener is an invention that dates back to the early 19th century. Before the invention of the can opener, cans were sealed by soldering or welding the top onto the can, making them difficult to open without a knife or other sharp tool.

The first can opener was invented in 1810 by a British merchant named Peter Durand. Durand’s invention consisted of a flat blade that was inserted into the can and used to cut the lid off. The blade was attached to a wooden handle, which made it easier to use.

Durand’s invention was not an immediate success, as the design of the can opener made it difficult to use and could only be used to open a limited number of can sizes. In 1855, an American named Ezra Warner patented a can opener that used a rotary cutting wheel to open cans, which was a major improvement over Durand’s design.

Over the years, can opener designs continued to evolve, with improvements in safety, efficiency, and ease of use. In the early 20th century, the electric can opener was invented, which further revolutionized the way we open cans.

Today, can openers are a common household item and are available in a wide range of designs, from manual can openers to electric and battery-powered models. They have made it much easier to access the food and other items that are stored in cans, and have become an essential tool in modern kitchens.


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