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Object ID 001655

Object Name Coca-Cola Starr "X" bottle opener

Object Desc Metal, stationary bottle opened for Coca-Cola with two metal screws and paper box.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001969a-d

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Soft Drinks


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Drawer 3

Object Date

Start Year Range 1943

End Year Range 1970s

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords bottle openers,Coca-Cola Company,Starr "X" Bottle Opener,Brown Mfg. Co.,Coca Cola,soft drinks,bottles,

Title Coca-Cola Starr "X" bottle opener

Description A - Metal, stationary bottle opener. Metal appears to be painted silver. On front is embossed lettering painted red, "Beba / Coca-Cola". At lower edge is embossed lettering "Starr "X" / Patent 2238090 / Brown Co. / N. News, VA". On back at lower edge is embossed text "55 / Made / In / USA". B- Box is brown cardboard with red and black text/graphics. On top and bottom lids are red image of Coca-Cola bottle. On front is image of the bottle opener with text "The Starr "X" / Stationary / Bottle Opener" at top. Text around the product as well. On left side of box there is image of the opener attached to wall with instructions on how to use. On right side of box is text running vertically with information on product. Back of box is nearly identical to front, but has manufacturer information at lower right corner "Brown Mfg. Co. / Newport News, Va." C-D- Two metal screws for use with regular screw driver.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.25

Length 0

Width 2.75

Depth 1

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions of bottle opener (A) Box (B) - 2 3/4" H x 2 13/16 W x 1 1/4" D Screws (C, D) - 3/4" L x 7/16" diameter

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Brown Manufacturing Company

Maker Details In 1943, Raymond Brown, owner of Brown Mfg. Company, filed for a patent for a bottle opener.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1969a-d



Date MAR 6,2014

Summary very good

Assessor BN

Notes A- red paint has minor wear. Lower edge where bottle goes has some discoloration, brown. On back there are black marks at left and right undernearth top of opener. B- Box has light wear, yellowed. Top lid has tear in with loss in top layer at right edge. On front of box creases at edges and on back side of box from handling. On interior of top lid there is a red mark at right. C, D- Excellent condition.


Date MAR 6,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Drawer 2 from Room 4, Drawer 1 - automatic entry by admin

Date MAY 30,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Drawer 3 from Room 4, Drawer 2 - automatic entry by admin



Date MAR 6,2014

Notes The bottle opener is in Spanish ("beba"), but the graphic on the box is in English "drink". Possible that they do not go together.