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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We are Currently OUT OF THE OFFICE through May 31 2020, and will be UNABLE TO SHIP during that time.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts of interest here, but please be advised that we will be UNABLE TO SHIP over the next few days: We ARE Currently OUT OF THE OFFICE through Sunday 31 May, and we will be UNABLE TO SHIP during this period. We will be returning to the office on Monday 1 June and we will RESUME Normal SHIPPING at that time.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

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.