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WELSBACH MANTLE COMPANY TIN LITHO LETTER OPENER c.1900

 

A very nice early lighting advertising item. This is a letter opener for the "WELSBACH MANTLE COMPANY" of Philadelphia, PA. The tin lithographed letter opener is fully designed on both sides. The front has "INTENSIVE WELSBACH MANTLE" and on the knife portion is "All mantles are not WELSBACH - See that the shield of quality is on the box." and on the tip "Five Kinds 15.20.25.30.35 cents." There is wear on the edges and a few edge crimps on the metal blade. The other side of the opener is "Compliments of ALFRED W. GREEN - 24 State St. - Hartford - Conn." and on blade "WELSBACH LIGHTS cut your gas bills in half." There are a couple of rust spots on the blade edge. The overall length is 10 1/2 inches long and at the widest point it is 2 3/4 inches. The litho is bright and crisp. As mentioned there are a few minor litho losses and a few spots of rust. A great early lighting advertising item. 

$ 125.00

 

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