Circa 1910 Caswell Advertising Bottle Opener from Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Circa 1910 Caswell Advertising Bottle Opener from Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Code: advb00004nh

$34.00

Product Description

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OUT OF OFFICE: September 15 through September 22 2019.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifact of interest here, but please be advised that we are currently out of the office, at the legendary MAX Show (Last one in Pittsburgh!) returning on Monday September 23rd, and we will not be able to ship until then. Feel free to place an order, or email us to place an artifact ON HOLD, but, again, we will not be able to ship until 9/23/19.
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ARTIFACT: This is a circa 1910 advertising bottle opener from Andrew O. Caswell Bottling of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The opener has a skeleton key shape with a lobster claw end and reads ANDREW O. CASWELL, BOTTLER PORTSMOUTH, N.H. 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 3 length and 7/8 width.

CONSTRUCTION/MATERIALS: Iron.

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

MARKINGS: N/A.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a breweriana collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay VCX10 VCDX1/11

CONDITION: 6+ (Fine-Very Fine): The bottle opener shows moderate wear and oxidation.

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