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    Posted 9 years ago

    Lumpy
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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,
    Lumpy

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    1. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 9 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, 9 years ago
      Thanks, BeauxPurdy. Gasoline fired lights on a moving auto, how safe is that!
    3. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 9 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, 9 years ago
      Thanks for all the Love; Tommy1002, Belling68, walksoftly, BeauxPurdy.
      I'll be posting some others soon.
    5. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 years ago
      memaw, post a picture of you opener....it might help the experts identify it for you.

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