Never Had It, Never Will

My dad bought this little novelty item for me recently:



Pretty cool looking book, right?
Or is it?


That's Fonzie cool.

Of course, there was a forgotten bookmark inside:


It's a business card:

SEVEN-UP BOTTLING COMPANY

JOSEPH A. CHAMBERS

TROY NY

Phone Troy 7


Found in a book that's really a lighter.
Thanks, Dad.


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12 comments:

Diana Troldahl said...

Super cool!

Deb Salisbury said...

ROFL! You have a cool dad. :-)

unmoderated said...

When I was a kid, he used to get me things like beer bottle flashlights (like this one: http://bit.ly/dbVNOw)

...in other words, this is nothing new :)

lucy said...

i love this -- brings a whole new meaning to the term "altered book." now i'm going to want one, too.

bettyl said...

That is really neat. I wonder if they still make such novelty things and, if so, where can you get them?! Hmmm...

unmoderated said...

I had to check if there was one on eBay - there is!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Book-of-Smoking-Gas-Figural-lighter-Ross_W0QQitemZ200437949604QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2eab0864a4#ht_2160wt_1012

unmoderated said...

Hm, that one is in really nice shape - and in original box!

Michelle said...

I love that it says "Book" on the spine. Not left blank, but nothing creative about a title either.

Tricia said...

My younger brother-in-law made himself a book 'safe' (hideyhole) when he was in high school, so I'm familiar with those, but I've never seen a book lighter!

soveryvicki said...

LOVE that you said, "Fonzie Cool." Made my day. :)

Avid Reader said...

This is beyond awesome. Now we just need one that is secretly a flask and we'll be set!

RMb said...

awesome!!!!!

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