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This is a great circa 1910 bottle opener and tag from Andrew O. Caswell, Bottler of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The opener, which is in the shape of a nude woman or perhaps mermaid, is connected by a chain to an oval tag with the bottling company's information. 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.
Approximately 5-1/4" length and 1-7/16" width.
Nickel plated Steel.
Chain with round hole for attachment and square hole designed to open and close gas-powered Prest-o-lite valves on automobile headlights.
G. T. & O. CO. PAT'D CHICAGO on opener.
This is from a Breweriana collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBJX10 VAAEX1/11 SAAEX07/04/22
7 (Very Fine): The bottle opener and tag both show light to medium wear and small spots of tarnishing and rust.
As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.