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