Engraved Bottle Openers

A selection of bottle openers that can be personalised to your requirements.

Sure, that trick of opening your bottle with a end of a lighter was impressive back in college, but don't you want to wow your friends in other ways these days? Having a really nice or fun bottle opener makes a subtle difference in a kitchen or at a social gathering.




Bottle Opener Key Ring

Bottle Opener Key Ring

The bottle opener key ring is a great simple chromed key ring that comes in very handy from time to time. The bottle opener key ring makes an...

£6.50

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Classic Bottle Opener Keyring

Classic Bottle Opener Keyring

A tough polished stainless steel bottle opener measuring L45 x W35mm. A great value, useful accessory which can be personalised with a short message...

£6.50

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Engraved Bottle Opener and Cork Screw

Engraved Bottle Opener and Cork Screw

  Polished Finish Cork Screw / Bottle Opener with Engraving Panel. A great corpoate gift, personal gift or for your favourite bar...

£12.95

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Engraved Penquin Bottle Opener

Engraved Penquin Bottle Opener

Amusing Engraved Bottle Opener in the shape of a penquin. This handy little device can open glass bottle tops and plastic screw-top...

£10.45

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The strange history of a simple device

The bottle cap was patented in 1892 by a resident of Baltimore named William Painter. Known as the Crown Cork, it featured a corrugated-flange edge of 24 teeth and was lined with a thin cork disc. Painter was assigned a patent for a “Capped-Bottle Opener” two years later, but it says a great deal about human ingenuity that bottle caps met with greater success at first than bottle openers. The first customers to encounter Crown Cork caps primarily used their teeth, knives, or a table edge to get their drinks open.

Bottle openers as collectibles

Even as modern collectibles, antique bottle openers are rather neglected in comparison to corkscrews or bottle caps. Presumably this is because corkscrews are much older and bottle caps much more colorful and plenteous.

Some of the earliest antique beer bottle openers were small, handheld devices made from pressed metal or cast iron that used a toothed loop to pry off bottle caps. Oddly enough, one of Painter's original bottle opener illustrations featured a metal loop, but not to open bottles. Instead, a metal screwdriver-like tip would wrench open bottles after a finger was inserted through the loop.

In the 1910s and 20s, bottle openers were typically flat and shaped like horses, automobiles, and mermaids or naked women. These antique bottle openers usually featured incised, raised, or stamped letters advertising the name of a particular brewery or beverage company.

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