Metal Bottle Opener marked R.E.P

justlindaMarch 4, 2011

I have this old metal (attracts a magnet) bottle opener that is marked with R.E.P on the back in raised letters. No other markings.

Anyone know what the R.E.P stands for, or means?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

And it's shaped like a fish! Cute. REP? Probably the casting foundry? Or was there a beer with those initials?

    Bookmark   March 4, 2011 at 11:12AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I looked in 6 books & didn't find it or the REP sorry.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2011 at 11:48PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I suspect it's cast iron, simply because most of my old bottle openers are but I can't tell by the picture. I have only seen one fish-shaped bottle opener and it was online on e-bay, I think. The seller didn't know the origin of it either, but it looked very like your's. There was no mention of a moulder's mark but the seller for some reason suspected it was from Italy. I have no way to know why. They were just guessing I'm sure because they thought their piece was made out of brass and it wasn't.

It's not going to be any older than 1890s since that's when bottle capping bloomed. No, I keep up on foundries and metal works, since it was a family occupation (and actually I still have relatives in this field) and I haven't researched it at all online but that mark is not familiar to me. It's a cute little piece.....I'd hang on to it and maybe you'll find out more about it.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2011 at 11:30AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks for the input. Now to find something (or other) to drink from a bottle-cap bottle so I can use it.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2011 at 11:51AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

It is my initials! Wonder how they got them?

    Bookmark   March 7, 2011 at 7:46AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
What is this?
Picked up at a thrift store. Any ideas?
Why isn't furniture selling?
I've been trying to sell this 45" diameter vintage...
Mystery Lamp Company
Hello. I am trying to find out information about the...
Vase no marks new or old ?
I have this vase with no mark at bottom, it's real...
Wanted: Blue Bonnet Margarine Vintage Dolls
I've been collecting the Blue Bonnet Margarine promotional...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™