Souvenir Metal Letter Opener from The Hotel Wynne Denver Colorado Circa 1910
This is a nice souvenir letter opener from The Hotel Wynne in Denver Colorado which was owned Edward Wynne Williams (see Mr. Williams bio below). It has been hard to find definitive records of this hotel but I have seen business directory entries from 1909, 1911 and 1919.
Has a brass/copper color but I don’t know what metal it is made of.
Nice engraved design around the edges.
Edward Wynne Williams:
Mr. Williams was born in Dolgelly, Wales, July 27, 1847. He attended school until his fifteenth year, then engaged in mining. In 1868, he came to America and located in Nevadaville, Gilpin Co., Colo., where he followed mining nine months. He then removed to Russell Gulch, same county, and was engaged in mining until April, 1879, when he was appointed Postmaster for Russell District, and, in connection with the office, opened a general miners' supply store, which he has since continued to run. He is also Underground Superintendent, for the Emerson Gold and Silver Mining Company.
~History of Clear Creek & Boulder Counties, Colorado, 1880
Dimensions: Length = 7-14/16” , Widest part = 1”
Condition (8/10) Good Overall: Metal discoloration throughout. Lettering is easy to read. Some nicks and light scratches from use. The tip of the letter opener has some damage with some bending and scrapes. Nothing serious though.
Rock for display only