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Who invented those Bliddy corned beef cans with keys?
I just tried opening 1, the metal broke halfway through and i cut myself badly.
Who invented the stupid cans and surely with todays technology there got to be an easier way of opening them?
(poor boys got squashed c/beef now :S )
asked in stupid, keyed, tins

seacommander answers:

In 1866, J. Osterhoudt patented the tin can with a key opener that you can find on sardine cans. And the dreaded corned beef!!


Supplement from 02/08/2009 05:45pm:

I use an ordinary can opener. You'll need one that cuts right up to the edge otherwise a small lip will remain that will make it difficult to extract the meat.
I suppose that's why corned beef still comes in those wretched tins with a key - once the complete end has been removed there's no obstruction to sliding out the meat.

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