— Only Known First-Model-of Williams Can-Opener.Very early can-opener which was invented by Charles Monroe Williams and patented on January 8, 1878. On top of the delicate mechanism sits an eagle spreading his wings.
This can-opener with its open frame casting is, as far as I know, the only surviving example of this beautiful machine. There are two knifes, one in the front for large cans; one in the back for smaller cans; read more>>
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