Posted 9 years ago
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,