Rare Vintage Bull Head Can Opener

R400,00

Vintage Bull Head Can Opener. In good used condition.

1 in stock

Description

Vintage Bull Head Can Opener. In good used condition. Value R1 800

It has a wooden handle with cast iron head and steel blade.

Overall length:  16cm

The Bull’s Head Bully Beef Can Tin Opener was adopted by the United States Army during the American Civil War (1861–1865).

However, its unprotected knife-like sickle was too dangerous for domestic use.

A home-use opener named the “Bull’s head opener” was designed in 1865 and was supplied with cans

of pickled beef named “Bully beef”.

This interesting  item is a conversation piece and a great addition to any collection.

 

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