Who invented the letter opener?

Answer Research cannot substantiate the original inventor of the first letter opener. In 1887, George D. Bernard of St. Louis created a basic envelope opener. Bernard's product opened the door for other i... Read More »

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When was the electric can opener invented?

The electric can opener was invented in 1931. It has gone through many changes and variations, from wall mounted to freestanding, as well as a model built into the cabinetry. Magnets are sometimes ... Read More »

Who invented the garage door opener?

An Indiana man named C.G. Johnson invented the garage door opener in the 1920s. He founded the Overhead Door Company which continues to sell products more than 80 years later and owns the well-know... Read More »

When was the first wine bottle opener invented?

Wine has been around for thousands of years but the process of using a cork to stop up the bottle has only been in practice a few hundred years. Samuel Henshal patented the first corkscrew in Birmi... Read More »

Who invented the trash can with a foot pedal lid opener?

The trash can with a foot-pedal lid opener was invented by Lillian Moller Gilbreth. A mother of 12 children, Gilbreth also patented kitchen appliances, including the electric food mixer and shelves... Read More »