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I love the head on this Victorian can opener. Carole must have been hungry for some Bully Beef, as she was the first answer yesterday’s “What the…?” correctly.

This tool was first introduced in the 1880s and was supplied with tinned corn beef. According to Orkney Antiques in Scotland, “the short vertical spike on the blade (rising from the head) was used to pierce the lid, and the cutting blade (under the chin) was used to open the tin, using a ‘see-saw’ action.”

So do you fancy this design or an electric can opener?

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4 Responses

  1. pixelecho69 says:

    A can opener ! oh well I will get it next time…. maybe?

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  3. Anna@HGTV says:

    You will. I believe!

  4. Anna@HGTV says:

    It would make a pretty daring bodice ripper, though!

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