Antique Live Oak Distillery Corkscrew, Whiskey Collectible

Antique Live Oak Distillery Corkscrew, Whiskey Collectible


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We have for sale an Antique Live Oak Rye Whiskey Corkscrew.
Wonderful find this 1890s whiskey bottle shaped corkscrew made by the Williamson Company of Newark, N.J. with the advertisement for The Live Oak Distillery Company of Cincinnati Ohio.
Cleverly designed little bottle with a hidden corkscrew inside, unscrew the cap to reveal the foldout corkscrew, screw the cap back in place to make a handle. Made of nickel-plated brass with a brass name plate on the front that reads Live Oak Rye the corkscrew is a steel wire also nickel plated. On the base of the bottle reads Williamson Co. Newark NJ Manufacturer. Williamson Co. was one of the largest corkscrew manufacturers in the USA at the turn of the Century 1900.
Why a corkscrew for whiskey? The bottle cap was not invented until the late 1800s by the Crown Cork Co. Baltimore and not highly used until into the early 1900s. Before the cap was introduced most all bottles had corks including Medicines, Perfumes and Alcohol.

Jacob Godfrey Schmidlapp opened a liquor store in the 1870s. By 1885 his company had become Schmidlapp’s Live Oak Distillery.

Circa, 1890s
Measure, 2 ¾” tall, ¾” diameter
Condition, good with normal wear from use, some plating lose.
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To see all our Antique & Vintage Corkscrews and Bottle Openers click the link below to go to our Etsy store also see our Barware section.

Sku# 5034
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