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It is one of the largest antique and craft fair in the tri-state area. In , attendance was identified at nearly 45, for this special one day event. Ever since my husband and I moved to the area, we have been going and let me tell you, it does draw many people from around the nation. This year we decide to scout for some Coca-Cola items. Again, we are kinda new at collecting vintage stuff so we were very cautious.
Back in the days when most beverages were sold in glass bottles, there was a need for a bottle opener that would not crack or break the bottle. This company held the original patents for a bottle opener that would become internationally renowned for its quality. These bottle openers are still produced today for bottlers, breweries, wholesalers, distributors, retailers and other manufacturers. The STARR "X" bottle opener can be printed with a flat or raised embossed logo for premium, promotional or licensed sales.
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Over the years, STARR bottle openers have become collectible because of their history, trademark and variety of designs. Currently, the manufacturing process begins with the creation of a 3D model. Upon approval of this model, a pattern mold is developed. This mold typically consists of 6 to 27 individual bottle openers.
Made of ceramic, the pattern mold is used to make impressions in sand. Molten iron is then poured into the sand mold creating each individual bottle opener.
The openers are cooled and broken out from the mold. Over the years the openers are known to have been nickel, copper, chrome, zinc and even karat gold plated. If the opener has a logo that is applied next. And then, openers can be individually boxed with two mounting screws.
He had two brothers and three sisters. After Tarboro he resided in Newport News unmarried untilwhen he married my mother; and the family moved to a larger house in Elizabeth City County, which is now part of Hampton, Virginia.
He remained there until his death in My father began his career in bottling in Tarbobo, North Carolina. He and one of his brothers formed Brown Brothers Company, a wholesale grocery supplier, sometime aroundwhen he was twenty years old.
In they arranged with the Coca-Cola bottler in Kinston, NC, I believe, to bottle and distribute Coca-Cola in their part of his assigned territory, which was inconvenient for him to handle. This led to the Tarboro Coca-Cola becoming independent. At first the drinks were sent on the East Carolina Rail Road to depots along the line, from which the retail outlets fetched them.
In my father heard of a similar arrangement being on the market in Newport News, where the Norfolk Coca-Cola plant leased its right to the Peninsula, which was impractical for them to cover.
This arrangement lasted until my father bought out the Norfolk interest in the Peninsula territory, sometime near Business flourished especially during the mobilization and wartime, so that by the s it was flourishing, giving my father assets to invest in other enterprises. In her family moved to Buffalo. Her father was a jeweler and jewelry designer. She attended National Park Seminary and trained as an interior designer and secretary before meeting my father in November when he came to Buffalo for a bottler's convention, at which he was exhibiting the bottle opener with a plan to promote home purchases of Coca-Cola.
She tended his booth I am sending a photocopy of a similar arrangement at another convention pictured below and by the end of the week he was ready to propose. Recommendations for you. Adding to Cart Added to Cart.
Results 1 - 48 of Vintage Coca-Cola Wall Mount Bottle Opener Starr X Brown Co. .. Vintage Coca Cola Bottle Opener Rustic Brown Co Patent Date. Here is a vintage Coca Cola bottle cap opener that can be mounted on the wall. The front reads; Drink Coca Cola Starr X Brown Co. N. News, VA Patent date. Results 1 - 48 of Vintage Coca-Cola Wall Mount Bottle Opener Starr X Brown Co. USA .. Unsure of production date of this except it is pre
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Our company holds some of the original patents for a bottle opener that has become internationally renowned for its quality. So around , Raymond " Coca-Cola" Brown, an owner of several bottling plants, started Brown . Patent Date. Coca-Cola-Bottle-Opener-Starr-X Every year the town of Rutherford, NJ holds the Annual Rutherford Labor Day Street Fair. It is one of the.
Bottle Opener. Any opener made between - the early s would say "Made in the USA". Any openers made from the early s - say "Made in W.
After researching these for a while, I remembered all of the old, classic Coca Cola bottle openers that I used to see mounted in stores near the. Coca-Cole bottle opener My mom says she bought this bottle opener in SE Iowa. is a repo just that Pat # will not help you date it finishthetrail.com, 7 years ago finishthetrail.com Coke Bottle Opener/Coca Cola/Bar/Kitchen/Man Cave/Game Room See more. Vintage Coca Cola Wall Mount Bottle Opener With Cap Catch Box.
Finally, any that say "Made in Germany" were built from - As best I can tell, the Brown Manufacturing Company stopped making these bottle openers in-house in and now outsources their construction to various other companies, mostly in China. From online reviews, their quality doesn't compare to the vintage openers.
After scouring Ebay for a few days last Novemeber, I managed to win an auction for a vintage Starr "X" opener that was made in West Germany so in between - still in the original box with the original screws.
Tonight I finally decided where in our kitchen I wanted to mount it and did so. I'm quite happy with how well it mounted -- it feels very sturdy.