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5 Interesting Facts You Didn't Know About Cast Iron Bottle Openers

5 Interesting Facts You Didn't Know About Cast Iron Bottle Openers

5 interesting facts about cast iron bottle openers that you didn't know.
We've been casting them from original patterns for years at Yester Home and we didn't know all of them.
1.Bottle openers only became common kitchen items after the crown top (also called the crown cork) was invented by a Baltimore bottler named William Painter in 1892. 
Crown Cork Vintage Cast Iron Hand Held Beer Bottle Opener
2.The presence of a Prest-o-lite hole is one way to date an opener, but another clue is to look for the name of the company that made the opener, which, prior to 1920, was commonly stamped into the metal along with the registered design number at the head.
Vintage Cast Iron Hand Held Bottle Opener
3.Vintage Cast Iron Bottle Openers were mainly used as an advertising tool depicting the company name but not only for brewery's but also for dairies.
Charles And Diana Bottle Opener
4.Cast iron bottle openers were made in many shapes and sizes, often very cheeky with many different types of naked lady. But also many have been used to commemorate more Royal occasions such as Charles and Diana's wedding day.
5.Most early bottle openers weren't sold but given away free with a bottle of beer ( well we won't argue with that).
They make the perfect giveaway.
Yester Home Cast Iron Bottle Opener
If you could make your own personalised cast iron bottle opener what would put on yours?
Cast Iron Vintage Beer Bottle Hand Held Openers
How Many Reasons Are There To Have A Man Cave?

How Many Reasons Are There To Have A Man Cave?

Reasons To Have A Man Cave 
So the original cave men lived in quite sophisticated spaces, not very cave like at all. Although in the middle ages things moved on tenants could probably be more of a problem for landlords and had a smaller more peasant like space to live in. We're sure that modern man will want his man cave free of  any animal damage and so may well appreciate a tin sign.
Vintage Cock Feeding Tin Sign
'Scientists found that the cave man shelter was divided into three levels. The top was full of animal bones, suggesting it was a food-prep area where animals were butchered. The middle level was more of a living space, with a fire pit toward the back. And the bottom was a sort of staging area, with a workshop toward the front where stone tools were evidently made, and perhaps stored, ready for hunting forays'.
Rustic Wooden Shelf Wine Rack
Modern man has now found a new sanctuary in his man cave or personal space dedicated to hobbies, fun times, collections and areas to just chill out and be himself for a while without outside distractions and interruptions.
With our increasingly fast paced lifestyle impinging on out time and energy more and more it's no surprise that men are taking refuge in their man caves.
Personalising the space is one of the most important jobs when creating the ideal man cave, beginning with a sign to differentiate the space, claiming it as yours and yours alone as the man of the house.
Cast Metal Man Cave Sign
There are many other ways to enjoy a great man cave, from chilling with your favourite beer to just enjoying spending time doing the things you love.
Cast Iron Vintage Hand Held Bottle Openers
Think about having a great bottle opener in there and your favourite tipple. A bit of rustic furniture and maybe if its reminiscent of a wine cellar a few bar accessories.
Michelin Man Mascot Polished Cast Metal
Adorn your space with plaques on the wall and quirky memorabilia, from railway signs, garage plaques or just a funny sign that will give you and your mates a good laugh.
railway memorabilia cast plaques
We love our table footie, but that's a story for another time.