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Old 02-01-2006, 01:59 PM   #1
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Default Climax Bottle Capper - Heard of It?

A buddy of mine gave me an old Climax Bottle Capper he found up in a Lancaster antique shop for $5. As anyone heard of these things?

Anyone know how old something like this is?

Here's someone selling one just like it on ebay (mine isn't as rusty)
http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...POST0:RECO:BIN

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Old 02-01-2006, 02:23 PM   #2
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Sounds kind of kinky to me.


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Old 02-01-2006, 02:52 PM   #3
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the pic looks around thrities to forties era to me... maybe the roaring twenties.

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Sounds kind of kinky to me.


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With some VD thrown in...I read "Clapper" for some reason?
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Old 02-01-2006, 05:26 PM   #5
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Here's what I've found:

http://www.taurasos.com/history.html
In 1923, the Lebherz Family opened up the Everedy Factory which manufactured ingenious cooking utensils and gadgets. The original Lebherz held the No.1 patent on the bottle capper -- several now are displayed in our bar. This invention was very popular with the public who were making home-brew during the Prohibition Era. Some Fredericktonians were insistent that people were not making home-brew, but that they made root beer. Interesting as this notion might be, it would now appear strange because the fact is that the Everedy Factory could not sell many bottle cappers after the Prohibition was repealed! Could it be that people lost their taste for root beer after the Prohibition ceased? You may be the judge of that.
During the next 30 to 40 years, the Everedy Factory manufactured some of the most interesting and ingenious pots, pans, and kitchen wares. They were one of the first companies to make chrome-plated utensils and to teflon coat pots and pans. During the World War II years, the factory was converted to make munitions, among which were grenades.
After having been purchased by a larger company, the facilities production was transferred elsewhere, and what was known as The Everedy Company finally closed its door in 1977
Everedy Co., Frederick, MD. http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield...ate=70gc6d.2.2
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http://www.icollector.com/viewCatalo...=1&pageSize=25

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Sounds kind of kinky to me.


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.........Nice!
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With some VD thrown in...I read "Clapper" for some reason?
Yeah, be careful doing searches on it! Capper / Clapper with Climax...
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Looks like a truck jack.

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I am bringing up this long dead thread because it is the only one I could find on this entire forum about this capper. Anyway, took a trip to the local resale shop and had to pick these up. I don't think I will use them for bottling but as decoration when I get my home bar built. Information about these is not easy to find, anybody got any information about them.

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Old 04-15-2012, 03:25 AM   #10
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I have one of those! it came from my G.F.s granfather. kinda sucks the bottles in but still works after almost sixty years

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