This bronze colored letter opener reads 'Doehler Jarvis Division National Lead Company' on one side. The other side has a picture of the Dutch Boy Paints logo. This opener is shaped like a small, attractively designed sword. There is some wear to the finish on the blade were the gray base metal shows through. There is also a bit of gray showing along the outside of the circles containing the advertising. The wear on the upper part of this opener is not noticeable except on close inspection. Doehler Jarvis was headquartered in Toledo. They became a division of National Lead Company in 1953. In 1971 National Lead changed their name to NL Industries. Dutch Boy Paints was formed by National Lead in 1907 and owned by the same company until 1980. Because of this I date this opener to between 1953 and 1971. This is a well designed piece with a nice depiction of the popular Dutch Boy Paints logo.
Letter opener advertising Doehler Jarvis division National Lead Company