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Posted 4 years ago


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Here are a few of my flat Figural Bottle Openers;
Pic #1. Calendar Girl, [Clothed], (also comes in a Nude, called Early Morn), is 2 3/4" long. Pat.# 44,226, to Harry L. Vaughan, owner of Vaughan Novelty, Chicago, Illinois, on June 17, 1913. The square hole is a Prest-O-Lite key, used to turn the valves of the gas lamps on the running boards on your auto. (JFO# A-4).
Pic #2. Fancy Lady's Boot, is 3 1/8" long. Pat. #42,306, to John L. Sommer, of J. L. Sommer Manufacturing Company, Newark, New Jersey, on March 12, 1912. (JFO# A-7).
Pic #3. Baseball Pitcher, with Prest-O-Lite key, is 3 1/8" long. Pat. #46,298, to John L. Sommer, on August 18, 1914. (JFO# A-9).
Pic. #4. Eagle, with bottle top, is 2 7/8" long. Pat. April 30, 1912, to C. T. & O. Co, Chicago. (JFO# A-70).

Not bad graphics on them, for being nearly a century old each.
I also find it interesting that you could use the Prest-O-Lite key to turn on the car lights, to drive home, after using the opener to open your beers......Don't try that today!
Thanks for looking,


  1. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 4 years ago
    Wow, I never knew that you needed a seperate key for lights in cars that old. Now I wanna go look at an old box of keys I found in my Grandfathers closet. Thanks for information!
  2. Lumpy Lumpy, 4 years ago
    Thanks, BeauxPurdy. Gasoline fired lights on a moving auto, how safe is that!
  3. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 4 years ago
    I didn't know that either. Were there two gas tanks, one for lights and one for engine? I know nothing about cars as you can probably tell!
  4. Lumpy Lumpy, 4 years ago
    Thanks for all the Love; Tommy1002, Belling68, walksoftly, BeauxPurdy.
    I'll be posting some others soon.
  5. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 4 years ago
    Seeing this reminded me of an old box of openers I was saving for my Mom. I'll post some them. The JFO web site is great!
  6. memaw, 4 years ago
    I have one too of the calendar girl, but mine has pepsi 5 cent on it. trying to get some information on it
  7. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 4 years ago
    Beaux, the lamps worked very similar to how a camping lantern works b pressurizing gas to create a flame, it's all very complex but the had there own fuel supply....they are commonly refered to as "Brass Cars"
  8. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 4 years ago
    memaw, post a picture of you might help the experts identify it for you.

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