From a 1911 issue of Commercial America, Volume 8.
Chick Can Opener
To open a can with the Chick Can Opener illustrated herewith, the opener is simply set to the proper size, the center disc placed on the center of the can and by slight pressure on the large center holder, the pins penetrate the can. A turn of the long handle then cuts a circle open in the can. The straight blade at the end is used for opening square or odd-shaped tins and is provided with corrugations to prevent slipping.
The Chick Can Opener is offered for export by the Andrews Wire and Iron Works, 80 Griswold Street, Detroit, Michigan. It is made in two styles, one for ordinary household use and a larger one for hotel use, the latter opening any cans up to the one-gallon size.
“The Chick Can Opener?” you ask.
Well, sure. This particular can opener was patented in 1908 by Oscar F. Braconier, and was assigned to our man Oscar F., but it was also assigned to one Thomas Chick.
Hence the Chick Can Opener…
I don’t yet have this patent, but I would happily trade heavily for it. Or, perhaps make an outright purchase. So, if you have the Chick Can Opener (with corkscrew), feel free to drop me a line.
This would start the 2017 corkscrew collecting year off right. Do you have one?