Wonderful Ca. 1910 Portsmouth Brewing Co. Moose Head Figural Bottle Opener. Pre-Prohibition.
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Wonderful Ca. 1910 Portsmouth Brewing Co. Moose Head Figural Bottle Opener. Pre-Prohibition.

Code: advb00005pbc

$125.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Wonderful circa 1910 Portsmouth Brewing Company moose head and figural bottle opener. The end that pries off the cap is a moose head and the body of the opener is shaped like a bottle, complete with an engraved bottle cap detail at the end and reads: “PORTSMOUTH BREWING COMPANY PORTSMOUTH, N.H”. The reverse shows an anchor centered within a sunburst-like embellishment and reads: “TRADEMARK”. Beginning in the 1910's and continuing through the 1930's, many of the openers had a special modification added. It was a small square hole, which opened and closed the gas-powered Prest-O-Lite valves on the covers of the auto's headlamps.

VINTAGE: Circa 1910

SIZE: Approximately 2-7/8” length and 7/8” width.

CONSTRUCTION/MATERIALS: Steel

ATTACHMENT: Round hole for keyring attachment and square hole designed to open and close gas-powered Prest-o-lite valves on automobile headlights.

MARKINGS: “G. T. & O. CO. CHICAGO” on front and “PATENTED” on reverse.

ITEM NOTES: This is from an advertising collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MCJX16 LABEX4/16

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): The bottle opener shows mild wear, overall excellent condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.