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#588059 12/23/20 08:05 PM
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Took the wife to an enormous antique mall in Denver today for a little last minute shopping and I'm the one who made the "find."

"A necessity for every Officer of the Law, Messenger, or Guard."

Someone older than me have any idea of the vintage? Copyright on the bottle is 1937.




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Perfume! Use it sparingly to make it last.

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Nice find....How many years you think they used that same bottle ?

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Armadillo antique mall?

Great Find!!

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how old is hoppes?


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The Brass Armadillo indeed.

What I’ve found is that Frank August Hoppe created it in 1903.

I’m in my 70’s and have seen it my whole life and still use it. This particular bottle has a perfect label all the way around and, although used, the owner was clearly neat. No stains on the label.

Also, Frank must have had knock-off competition:

“None genuine without this signature.”

Anyone have an idea about the vintage of this particular bottle?

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Best suggestion is to send Hope an email with a couple pictures. Bet they could answer.

I’ve used Hoppes since the early fifties. Nothing could make me change!

Their contact info:

https://www.hoppes.com/hoppes-support/ho-contact-us.html



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The old stuff contained about 5% nitrobenzene, which gave Hoppe's No. 9 the smell that gun owners loved. The formula was changed in the 1980's when California banned nitrobenzene, because it was a carcinogen. Like many banned substances, small infrequent exposure to Hoppe's No. 9 probably wasn't very dangerous, or most of us would be dead now. But deer and elk had to come to associate that scent with danger, since it carried so well.

The old formula worked better than the newer version because nitrobenzene was a better solvent for nitrocellulose gunpowder residues. Millions of bottles were produced, so the old stuff will continue to turn up at gun shows, flea markets, and garage sales, for years to come.


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