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Rare Bird 1907 U.S. Patent 854,979 Can Opener THE BEST

Listing # 10999
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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : $484.00
Starting bid: $250.00
# of bids: 11
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Annapolis, MD
Started: 11/2/2012 EDT
Ended: 11/11/2012 2:49:26 PM EDT
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Click on a picture to enlarge or download file. Rare Bird 1907 U.S. Patent 854,979 Can Opener THE BEST Rare Bird 1907 U.S. Patent 854,979 Can Opener THE BEST Rare Bird 1907 U.S. Patent 854,979 Can Opener THE BEST Rare Bird 1907 U.S. Patent 854,979 Can Opener THE BEST
DESCRIPTION

This is a rare U.S. patent corkscrew can opener, the only example I've seen. It is an example of U.S. patent 854,979 granted to Benjamin F. Bird in 1907. Bird worked for the W.G. Browne Co. of Kinstion NY. The unusual patented feature of this can opener is the rearward-pointing blade on the bottom of the handle.This was used to remove wide corks from things like mustard jars. See the full patent specification here:

http://www.google.com/patents/US854979

The blade is marked PATS 3-28-07 & PENDING. The handle is marked "THE BEST / CAN OPENER / CAP REMOVER /BOTTLE OPENER"


CONDITION

It is in very good condition. The markings are clear. The worm is full length and sharp. The blade and can opener parts are slightly bent from use.

SHIPPING AND PAYMENT DETAILS
Shipping Cost:

Shipping cost estimated at  less than 1 pound. Estimated shipping to U.S. via Priority Mail at $6.00, International shipping via First Class is estimated at $12 USD.

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