Can or Bottle Opener

Can or bottle opener, stainless steel, long rectangular piece of thin metal, one end has triangular-shaped and curved bottom, marked: "THIS SIDE UP MILK CAN", opposite side of same end has a flip top piece of metal and sharp protrusion, marked "THIS SIDE UP JUICE CAN". Other end has hook for opening bottles, and circular opening for hanging. Marked: "MILK CAN PUNCH/K-D MFG. CO./ LANCASTER, PA.", "PAT. 2002173".
Patent 2002173: Bernard E. Dougherty, May 21, 1935, Seattle, Washington, for "Can Punch".
Maker is K-D Mfg. Co.
Currently not on view
Object Name
opener, can or bottle
date made
Physical Description
stainless steel (overall material)
overall: 1 in x 5 1/4 in x 3/4 in; 2.54 cm x 13.335 cm x 1.905 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Lancaster
place used
United States: Ohio, Columbus
ID Number
accession number
collector/donor number
catalog number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Eloise Green
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