Message from discussion Half gallon carton 'handle' - do they still make these?
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From: S Viemeister <firstn...@lastname.oc.ku>
Subject: Re: Half gallon carton 'handle' - do they still make these?
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 18:27:36 -0500
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On 11/12/2012 6:10 PM, Sqwertz wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Nov 2012 17:54:56 -0500, jmcquown wrote:
>> Then I remembered this handy gadget... and since I knew Mom rarely threw
>> anything out I knew I'd find it in her kitchen drawer. Something from
>> the 1950's, a jar & bottle opener. It's made of steel, has a handle to
>> open and close the "teeth". It screws open or closed to fit everything
>> from a wide mouth Ball jar to a stubborn screw cap on a bottle of soda.
>> She was so surprised I remembered (and knew she'd still have) it!
>> Works like a charm.
> Sounds like a "Top Off"(tm). Here's mine:
> I think Mark has one, too. I think he eBay'd it after he saw mine a
> few years ago. I use it just yesterday on a jar of Mrs. Renfros Hot
> Chow Chow (who knew it was so... cabbagey?).
My mother had one of those openers. I found one at a house sale, but my
mechanically-minded son decided to disassemble it - and lost one of the