Original Benedict

A couple of days ago, I ran across an unusual multi-tool can opener that I had never seen before.  And, as it had a corkscrew attached (and it was on eBay) I snapped it up.  The photos were pretty dark, so I brightened them up a bit with photoshop to try and get better idea of what it was.

 

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It arrived today, and with a little cleaning up, you can see the markings. One one side, it is marked “ORIGINAL BENEDICT CAN OPENER” and on the reverse “BENEDICT MFG. CO. CHICAGO, ILL, PAT. APLD FOR.”

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In doing a little research on this one, nothing has yet to come up. If anything does, I will report back here.