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Posted 3 years ago

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Lumpy
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These are just a few of my many openers.
In pic #1 are two "Blatz Beer", a cast iron from 1890 - 1900's, (JFO #D-5-2)., and a steel over the top opener, (JFO #M-5-2), 1920 - 1930's.
In pic #2 is a bottle shaped "Schlitz" flat figural, (JFO # A29-9).
In pic #3 are two "Atlas Prager" openers, the top one a 1940 -1960's, church key, (JFO #I-17-9), and a wire metal opner, 1910 - 1940's, (JFO #E-11-1).
In pic #4 are three 1940 - 1960's openers. The top one is a "Hams Beer", (JFO #I-6-23), the middle is a "Braumeister Beer", (JFO #C-18-4), and a "Fox Head "400" Beer", (JFO #J-8-3).
I'm a member of Just For Openers, a collecting club for openers, can piercers, and cork screws. For those of you who don't know, the JFO catalog is the "Bible" of opener collecting. The style, type, and advertizing on openers, can be found there. See the web site at; http://www.just-for-openers.org
Thanks for looking;
Lumpy

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  1. jmarshall, 3 years ago
    Just curious...what is something like the Hamm's beer opener on top in the 4th picture worth?

    Is there a good way to clean the surface rust off these openers? Or should it just be left?
  2. Lumpy Lumpy, 3 years ago
    Jmarshall; that opener is worth about $1 to $5, depending on condition, and how many there are on the market, and that one is easy to find.
    As far as cleaning, I use CLR, very fine emery cloth, a good metal polish, and some times, if heavily rusted, first, a power wire brush. Use all of these carefully, watch the engraving, if it seams to be effected, stop. The openers are better with "patina" and engraving, then unreadable at all.
    Check the Just For Openers web site for more info on type/style/value/ and cleaning tips; http://www.just-for-openers.org/
    Thanks, hope this helps,
    Lumpy
  3. jmarshall, 3 years ago
    Thanks Lumpy. I appreciate your help! I will give that a whirl.
  4. jmarshall, 3 years ago
    And where is a good place to find an emery cloth?
  5. Lumpy Lumpy, 3 years ago
    A good hardware or home improvment store. Wet/Dry, fine to very fine, emery cloth. I use it wet with water or CLR, but expairment as needed.

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