Today in 1926, US Patent D69235 S was issued, an invention of Everett Irving Rogers Jr., for his “Design for a Bottle Opener.” There’s no Abstract, and in fact there’s very little text in the application at all, save for that he “invented a certain new, original, and ornamental design for a bottle opener, of which [is] substantially as shown. It’s an odd looking opener. Was there really a burning demand for bottle openers shaped like the head of a camel?
Was there really a burning demand for bottle openers shaped like the head of a camel?
Seems very unlikely, especially in the middle of Prohibition.
… but sodas & near beer came in crown-capped bottles then