Magnetic Spitfire Bottle Opener with brushed copper finish
Handmade from solid lead-free pewter, this cool and quirky gift is a detailed miniature of the iconic WWII Spitfire plane. The bottle opener is plated with copper and finished with a brushed effect to give a vintage look, and it feels satisfyingly heavy. There are two magnets on the back, so you can stick it securely to your fridge or BBQ and keep it within easy reach. Like all Made in:Here gifts, the Spitfire Bottle Opener is crafted here in the UK from sustainable, recyclable materials and comes with a fascinating Trivia Tag.
Our pewter gifts are lead-free and recyclable (not that we think you’ll want to throw this away!). The bottle opener weighs 58 grams and is 12.5cm x 4cm at its widest.
Choose one of these historical Spitfire snippets to appear on the tag…
- What’s the Spitfire’s Southampton connection? Southampton is the birthplace of the Spitfire aircraft, designed by RJ Mitchell and first flown in 1936. Only 12 were ordered but more than 22,500 were built.
- How did the Spitfire get its name? RJ. Mitchell, designer of the famous Spitfire fighter aircraft, wanted to call it the Shrew or the Scarab. Instead it was named after the daughter of Mitchell’s boss, whose fiery character had earned her the nickname ‘Spitfire’.
- What speed record was set in Southampton’s skies? The Schneider trophy air race was a legendarily dangerous contest held several times over Southampton Water. RJ Mitchell’s SB-30 broke the air speed record during the race, reaching 407 miles per hour in 1931.
Ever heard a Spitfire? Silver Spitfire round-the-world flight will leave you wanting more!
See the Schneider Trophy and a Spitfire at Southampton’s Solent Sky Museum
Browse our full range of Spitfire WWII gifts
Check out our Spitfire Paperweight, Battle of Britain Art Print and Schneider Box, which includes handmade gourmet food gifts as well as Spitfire items. We’ll personalise your labels and customise your gift boxes if you’d like us to!
You can find our full range at Southampton’s Sea City Museum gift shop, as well as Tudor House and selected hotels across the city including Highfield House Hotel and The Mercure Dolphin Hotel. For more Southampton pressies and pin badges, check out our Mayflower gifts and maritime heritage gifts.
Our artisans make all our lead-free pewter gifts by hand, here in the UK, using only sustainable materials and environmentally friendly methods. Each piece has a low carbon footprint, in line with our ethos (we seriously dislike carbon miles!)
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