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Folding corkscrew and bottle opener carried by Pullman Porter Robert Thomas

Catalog Data

Owned by:
Robert Jackson Thomas, American, 1889 - 1929  Search this
Subject of:
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1969  Search this
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Closed: 2 5/16 x 11/16 x 5/16 in. (5.9 x 1.7 x 0.8 cm)
Opened: 2 5/16 x 2 1/16 x 5/16 in. (5.9 x 5.2 x 0.8 cm)
Type:
tools
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1920
Description:
Small metal corkscrew and can opener. One side of the corkscrew has "MADE & PAT'D IN THE U.S.A" stamped into the metal. The other side of the corkscrew has "Nifty" imprinted in script. This item was found inside the pockets of a Pullman Porter uniform owned by Robert Jackson Thomas.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Labor  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Descendants of Robert and Georgia Thomas, Pulaski, Tenn.
Object number:
2012.75.8
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50a8797f7-12e2-41af-a263-004f828d1b5f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.75.8