Accession Number : ADD014023

Title :   Canister Opener.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 29 Sep 86, patented 6 Sep 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Tomaszewski, James F

Report Date : 06 Sep 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A hand-operated canister opener tool, and method, for opening a frangible, plastic-walled, hollow canister (such as one containing a cryptographic, secret, military code) having two pivotally connected elements carrying a canister piercing member for piercing the canister to examine its contents before discard, and a canister receiving member surrounding the canister for safety during piercing for preventing ejection of shrapnel-like, sharp, plastic chips likely to cause bodily injury. Patents. (SDW)

Descriptors :   *CANISTERS, *HOLES(OPENINGS), CHIPS(ELECTRONICS), CODING, PATENTS, PLASTICS, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, CONTAINERS, PIVOTS

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE