When it was first requested that I create a page for the bottle opener collection, it seemed like no big deal. How many bottle openers could there be? Shouldn’t take more than a few hours to put together. Well ppppfffffttttt, did I ever get an education in this collection f-a-s-t!
A word of advise to those starting in HRC bottle openers, there’s a lot to chase down! And if you’re a long time collector, well, you must have one cool looking fridge!!
I had no idea that bottle openers have been around for so long or that cafes are putting them out as often as they change t-shirt designs (well, almost). So a very frowny face goes out to Carmen F. for starting me on these pages and getting me dreaming about bottle openers at night. Just kidding… on the first part.
Anyhoo, if you’re a bottle opener collector, I’ve started the pages and they are being worked on regularly. I’m about half way through the alphabet in checking the entire collection against lists provided by collectors. So fear not when you see the pages, they are still getting openers added to them. However, I need some help with testing so if you collect these magnetic gems, give the pages a whirl. I need to have people check:
- That each link correctly opens the right picture
- Glaring errors (missing bottle openers – from A-K at least)
- Naming conventions – I had some help naming them but when checked against eBay every other item would end up being called a V7… so we’ve done the best that we can.
- Categories – split them further or combine more of them?
- Anything else you’d like to point out
And last but not least, pictures. I have a lot and there’s more to add but some of the pictures we have are tiny or less than perfect. If you have better pictures than the ones on the website, or have missing ones, help a Webmaster out! Sent ’em to me – I’ll crop them and everything. And just a hint, take the picture on a clean, neutral background for best results.
Go check out the pages on the website – feedback appreciated. You can reach the page from the Site Directory page (and the 2 bottle pages link to each other) or here’s the individual links:
For the list by city:
For the list by type:
Cheers, and a thank you in advance to the testers!