This old gadget is both a bottle opener and a bottle stopper and it has advertising plus it comes in its original box. The metal piece has a somewhat standard bottle opener for removing the crown caps off beer and soda bottles. The bottom side of the back portion has a rubber piece that slips over the rim of the bottle to create a "Gas-Tight" seal to preserve the effervescence of the carbonated beverage. All of this is explained on the box with pictures to assist in the directions. This practical combination is a No. 186 Loctite. The end of the stopper reads;Vaughn Chicago - Made in U.S.A. - Pat. Pend.. The front of the opener reads; Link-Belt. I believe this refers to the crane company which was formed in Chicago in the early 1900's. I believe the opener is from the late 1920's - 1930's. It measures about 3 1/8" long by 1 3/8" at the widest tapering to 1".It is in very good condition with minimal wear and actually appears to have never been used.
The box measures about 3 1/4" by 1 1/2" by 1/2" and it is also in very good condition with minimal wear. One inner flap is missing.
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