Social media allows us to scan our old photos and upload them and share them with the world.
Some of these images have made such nostalgia that they have been known to create friendships and helps us reconnect with old friends. One of those is the hit theme on Facebook known as “Throwback Thursday,” where people post photos from long ago.
It’s always to see the styles and times have changed and its quite interesting to remember those old schoolmates in an old class photos. There is nothing quite like seeing some old photos from the eighties.
Even old music has a way of changing our mood, sending us back to a time from long ago.
But what about those old tools and appliances? Every no and then an old photo of a tool pops up, and really makes you appreciate the modern tools we have today.
On a site called “Do You Remember,” an image is posted of something that appears to be an old tool. Can you guess what it is?
You might think it is an old garden tool or you may think it is made to pull apart clam shells. It definitely looks close to some sort of shovel. But it is dangerous with that sharp triangular age.
The truth is that it is a vintage can opener spout.
These old opener spouts were made to open tins of turbine engine oil and they are made using a sheet metal spout. The tip of the spout had a point end that was made to pierce the top of the tin, which then gave access to the oil.
If you look closely, the shape of the tool is somewhat similar to those tools that are used to crack open those cans of juice. The opening results in a puncture that is in the shape of a triangle.
Nowadays, if an oil can opener is still even used, it would probably be a lot smaller. As time goes on, tools like this tend to become more compact and take up less space. New inventors find ways to create tools that are just as useful, if not more, with less supplies needed.
If you search online long enough, you will find other vintage oil can openers and over the years, they have in fact, gotten smaller.
This spout opener dates back to the 1980s. Even though it is vintage, it’s shockingly not very old.