Nice 1900's Frank Jones Portsmouth Ales Bottle Opener. Pre-Prohibition. Patented 1901
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Nice 1900's Frank Jones Portsmouth Ales Bottle Opener. Pre-Prohibition. Patented 1901

Code: advb00005pfj

$95.00

Product Description

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

ARTIFACT:

Nice circa 1900's Frank Jones Portsmouth Ales bottle opener. Portsmouth Brewing Company moose head and figural bottle opener.  The opener reads: "CALL FOR FRANK JONES PORTSMOUTH ALES".  Beginning in the 1900'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 1900’s

SIZE: Approximately 3" length and 3/4" width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: 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: "PICNIC TRADE MARK", "REG. U.S. PAT OFF." and the reverse, "PAT. FEB 19, 1901", "A.W. STEPHENS MFG. CO. WALTHAM, MASS."

ITEM NOTES: This is from an advertising collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay12/16/19 MEX16 LIEX4/16 

CONDITION: 7- (Very Fine-):  The bottle opener shows mild to moderate wear and oxidation.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.