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    Posted 1 year ago

    dav2no1
    (472 items)

    Quad-Fold Coors Beer Bottle Opener

    I have had this for a very long time. Not even sure where I got it..probably a garage sale. This is more of utilitarian item. Because of that, it has wear and signs of overpolishing. And for me that's okay it shows that it's an honest item.

    **Vaughan U.S.A. developed a technologically advanced new (circa 1950) tool - the "Quad Fold."
    But WAIT, this is a Canco! The patent date of just under 2 million dates to 1935. I'm assuming that is the Canco brand patent?

    I believe that CanCo was American Can Company.

    I have never seen this particular folding Coors opener before and a few quick searches reveal no information.

    So I know your asking..what are the other folds?
    "Quad-Fold" is 4 openers in one:
    Taps beer and juice cans
    Opens crown-capped bottles
    Opens friction-capped jars
    Cuts bottle seals

    1873 Adolph Coors opens the Golden Brewery in Golden, Colo.

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    1. keramikos, 6 months ago
      dav2no1, Cool.

      I guess I'm seeing this for the first time because Newfld brought it back to the top with a love. :-)

      Some more rabbit holes to fall into (if that's your idea of a good time):

      http://openerreview.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-stealth-opener.html

      http://www.the-icca.net/library/theincompletechicagocorkscrewstory/031.html

      https://www.madeinchicagomuseum.com/single-post/vaughan-novelty/
    2. dav2no1 dav2no1, 6 months ago
      Thanks...I saw the first one..the other 2 links were good reads! Good stuff, thanks..
    3. keramikos, 5 months ago
      dav2no1, I missed this earlier.

      American Can Company is name checked in the patent:

      https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/af/01/8b/ae9f63719a4314/US1996550.pdf
    4. keramikos, 5 months ago
      To remove any further ambiguity:

      *snip*

      The can company [American Can Company], often referred to as Canco

      *snip*

      https://perinton.org/wp-content/uploads/canning-part-three.pdf
    5. dav2no1 dav2no1, 5 months ago
      Thanks for your tireless research! It's much appreciated. I like to provide as much information as I can provide to help other collectors in the future. And of course to satisfy my own curiosity..

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