The Bottle Opener
Man purchased somewhere, sometime.
The one that came with the cooler was plain.
But, we had to have this one, isn't it fun?
At least I did not paint over the label! Just nicked the edges.
In my google seaching the other evening I found that this probably was manufacturered during the 1930's to 1940's. Actually, I suspect, that the little "37" in the upper right hand corner may be the year of manufacture. Attempt at googling the serial number did not turn up results.
The cooler has been stored in our garage for 15 years, becoming a storage shelf. I have unearthed it so that Son # 3 can use it at his wedding. Shhhhh, don't tell the people at Coke, I suspect it will be filled with home made beer that all three sons brewed together for the wedding.
* The disclaimer, Coke, Coca Cola and all other forms of the name for the beverage and the company, are but of course, copyrighted by them!
**Alas time has taken its toll, we filled it with water the other evening and plugged it in, and waited. After about 3 hours, the water temperature had only dropped 1 degree. 59 degrees F just will not do. So, we will fill it with beer and pop and wine and bottled water and lots of ice. The cooler lives on, building memories for the bride and groom. Cooler has been delivered to the wedding site, they were both almost giddy with excitement.
From left: Groom aka Son# 3, THE Cooler, Man, and the Bride
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