Tin opener; Unknown maker; Unknown; CR1977.136

Name/Title

Tin opener

About this object

Hand tin opener in form of animal head with blade as lower jaw and with spike through back of head. Tail bent back to form handle. The U.S. Army in the Civil War adopted Ezra J Warner of Waterbury's 1858 design of a lever type opener and issued the "bull's head" can opener with its rations of "bully beef". This type of opener was produced up to mid 1930's.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

Unknown

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

Metal

Measurements

H 65mm x L 165mm x W 32mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Kitchen equipment

Subject and Association Keywords

Domestic chattels

Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Household

Object number

CR1977.136

Rights

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