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Bullard Hard Boiled Hat Patent IIa
Bullard Hard Boiled Hat Patent IIb
Butte Letter Opener Front
Butte Letter Opener Back
Butte Letter Opener Closeup
  Butte Letter Opener Marking.JPG - BUTTE ADVERTISING LETTER OPENER - All copper mining theme letter opener, embossed handle on both sides showing two miners with carbide lamps, picks and an ore bucket, blade inscribed with script BUTTE MONTANA, marked HIGHT & FAIRFIELD CO, 9 3/8 in. long  [Octavius Hight and John W. Fairfield were entrepreneurs living in Butte from the 1880s through the early 1900s.  Together they owned 57 acres of patented mining claims in Jefferson and Silver Bow Counties in 1892.  An optometrist by training, Hight had interests in a number of ventures.  One of those ventures is the Hight & Fairfield jewelry business.  Watches, opera glasses and fine china plates, all marked with the “Hight & Fairfield, Butte City, Montana” marking are known.  It is presumed this letter opener is an advertising article for the company for either their mining or jewelry business.  A similar letter opener is shown on pg 17 of Antique Mining Equipment and Collectibles by Pearson and Bommarito.]  
Butte Miner Letter Opener Front
Butte Miner Letter Opener Back
Card Ore Car LSide
Card Ore Car RSide
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Butte Letter Opener Marking | BUTTE ADVERTISING LETTER OPENER - All copper mining theme letter opener, embossed handle on both sides showing two miners with carbide lamps, picks and an ore bucket, blade inscribed with script BUTTE MONTANA, marked HIGHT & FAIRFIELD CO, 9 3/8 in. long [Octavius Hight and John W. Fairfield were entrepreneurs living in Butte from the 1880s through the early 1900s. Together they owned 57 acres of patented mining claims in Jefferson and Silver Bow Counties in 1892. An optometrist by training, Hight had interests in a number of ventures. One of those ventures is the Hight & Fairfield jewelry business. Watches, opera glasses and fine china plates, all marked with the “Hight & Fairfield, Butte City, Montana” marking are known. It is presumed this letter opener is an advertising article for the company for either their mining or jewelry business. A similar letter opener is shown on pg 17 of Antique Mining Equipment and Collectibles by Pearson and Bommarito.] Download Original Image
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