Antique Corkscrews on the BUY NOW Site are up for sale on a first come, first grab basis. Can opener corkscrews aren’t exactly the most popular category of collectible corkscrews, but every once in a while a can opener will pop up that is slightly different… It just so happens that last week I stumbled upon a lot of 3 can openers that caught my eye.
The first is a Vaughans piece. Made in Chicago and probably production in the 100k range. I’ve already tossed this piece into my recycling bin… The 3rd piece is a small salesman sample. I just got another example of this mini opener from Josef which is marked “The Browne Line From Kingston”. This rusty little guy is not marked, but still a nice piece that will not be recycled.
Now lets examine the 2nd piece in the group. It’s got a cast iron handle with an attached can opener blade and a pivoting corkscrew. Unfortunately, there are no markings on the piece. But maybe that’s a good thing. 🙂
I scoured O’Leary’s book for a pictured example and did not find one. Then I went though all of the patent drawings, and again came up empty. I’ve sent off the photos to a few other collectors to see if this piece and more importantly the Patent can be identified. We’ll see what responses come back. Fingers crossed! 🙂
Of course if anyone else has one or can help identify this can opener, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org