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Who Invented the Bottle Opener

Many people will always appreciate an ice-cold bottle of beer. However, their ultimate focus is always on the beer and not on the bottle top or the tool used to remove or open the bottle. It deems fit to acknowledge or rather recognize the person who invented these bottle openers. Through the points below, you will learn some fundamental information about William Painter who is the inventor of bottle openers.

1839 was the birth year of William Painter and he was born in Triadelphia, Maryland. When he was twenty years old, William Painter had to relocate to Baltimore, Maryland where he started his career as an inventor. William Painter was overly successful; in his invention career. When he was 52 years old, William invented a bottle opener. His target was to invent something with a high demand and maximize sales hence maximizing returns. He started with the crown cork bottle caps. The design or the crown cork caps that William invented are still quite identical with the ones used today. It was after two years that William invented the Church Keycap Lifter. This lifter used to be effective and efficient at removing the bottle caps. He received patents for both the bottle cap and the cap lifter.

William Painter had his aspirations and he wanted to make more inventions that will revolutionize the beer industry. It was in the year 1898 that William came up with an invention of a foot powered crowner device or machine. This machine was for the bottling companies as well as the retailer who would be using it to seal beer using the crown caps he invented. The invention earned him more as the targeted group found the device more useful and efficient. The popularity of the crowner device increased or rather advanced as it would simplify work; reduce a lot of labor, maximizing the sealed bottles hence saving time, energy and money. This was a win for William Painter as he generated fortunes.

William’ invention gained momentum and earned him more that he was ready for enlarging his company internationally. William started identifying countries where he could enlarge his territories and in 1906 he was already making this a reality. Examples of these countries are Germany, Brazil and Japan. William was always concerned about improving things or rather revolutionizing the beer industry.

William lived for 67 years as he died in 1906. During the time of his death, he was one rich gentleman as he did discover more of what bear lovers need. His company, Crown Holding’s, Inc. is still operational and it is headquartered in Philadelphia. $6.5 billion is the money on sales that the company makes. It has enlarged its operations and territories to more than 40 countries. The company has employed more than 25,000 people.