Bumper Bottle Opener

William Cowan didn't invent the bottle opener, but he did invent, and patent, a method for attaching a bottle opener to a car's bumper (Patent No. 2,674,141).

I can see the potential use for camping or tailgate parties. But it still seems odd that this was patentable. After all, could one get a new patent for every different object a bottle opener could potentially be attached to?

     Posted By: Alex - Sat May 20, 2023
     Category: Patents | 1950s | Cars

Nothing like this was really needed. I remember opening beer and soda bottles using the door latch on the old cars we used to drive. Just google "open beer bottle with car door" for many short videos showing how easily it's done.
Posted by Fritz on 05/20/23 at 04:42 AM
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