Lane's Patent

A can opener with corkscrew marked on top LANE'S PAT. No. 8995/22.

The side is marked TO OPEN CORKSCREW TAP END.

Lane's Patent is an Australian patent. Here is a brief history of Lane:

Lane Engineering first came to Newcastle in 1919 when a manufacturing plant was established to produce rabbit traps. Before long the factory had expanded to produce the second commodity for which the Company became so well known, the can opener. Both products continue to be made to this day. Within twenty years, Lane was producing castors, hinges and architectural hardware using zinc die casting, press metal forming, metal cleaning and polishing as well as having extensive electroplating facilities including one of the largest automatic zinc lines in the Southern Hemisphere.


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