can opener


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a device for cutting cans open

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As in our can opener example, we have forgotten how to make can openers; the problem is that if all our food is in cans, then we will be forced to borrow and buy more expensive can openers.
Ironically, the subsequent end of restrictions on canned beer for civilian consumption eventually led to another beer-related problem: a shortage of can openers. But with the war now a thing of the past, the solution to this problem wasn't so tough: the Vaughn Novelty Manufacturing Company of Chicago announced plans to make 100 million can openers.
Kreuger Beer was the brewer, and the can was a steel flat or punch top can that required a can opener. Cliquot Club ginger ale was the first carbonated beverage can introduced into the market in 1938 and came in a cone-top can.
This feature significantly improves finger access under the tab, making it even easier for all consumers, including seniors, children and the physically impaired, to open canned food products without using a can opener.
This might seem pricy for a nonelectric can opener but it's great.
DemonstrationNot everyone knows how to use a new generation can opener, so keep cans available for quick demonstrations that can make the sale.
In 1964, Reynolds introduced one-way aluminum cans as a convenient alternative to returnable glass bottles and to steel cans, which still required a can opener. Until the 1980s, aluminum cans were used only for beer and soda, but now juice, energy drinks, and iced tea are also commonly packaged in cans.
The revolutionary soft grip lever action can opener is pure genius, it clamps to the can with ease and all you do is pull the lever backwards and forwards and it will glide round the can lifting the lid and leaving a smooth safe edge.
But if you're reaching for a can opener anyway, canned salmon has virtually none of tuna's mercury.
That explains the growing popularity of the easy-open can, which doesn't require a can opener, as well as the recloseable can, which is "convenient because you can open it and put it in the refrigerator without having to transfer the product to another container," Budway says.
But life became easier as the technology improved and in 1858, Ezra J Warner of Waterbury, Connecticut, patented the first can opener. The US military used the device during the Civil War.
CHICAGO-The beginning of 2003 marks the start of the Swing-A-Way number 407 portable can opener's 50th year, and the classic model is back in a colorful new way.
WHILE THE CAPABILITY TO TAKE CANS FROM ROUND TO SQUARE HAS EXISTED FOR SOME TIME, MANUFACTURERS RESISTED MAKING THE CHANGE, OFTEN CITING THE DIFFICULTY OF OPENING THE NEW CAN WITH A TRADITIONAL CAN OPENER. WITH THE ADVENT OF THE PEEL-BACK OPENING METHOD, THAT OBSTACLE HAS ALL BUT BEEN ELIMINATED.
This is the identification code name for the C-Ration can opener, that little hinged metal doohickey which most of us wore beside our dogtags.
Of course both cans were just a little taller than my electric can opener, but, heck, that's no problem.