Antique Breweriana, 1893 Schoenhofen Brewing Co, Edelweiss Beer Advertising Corkscrew
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We have for sale an Antique 1893 Schoenhofen Brewing Company Chicago, Edelweiss Beer Advertising Corkscrew
This Schoenhofen Brewing Co, corkscrew is in extremely good condition for its age, it is one of Edwin Walkers earlier produced corkscrews. It is a beer opener from the late 1800s before the bottle cap was invented, it is called a walker self-pull corkscrew, once the bell above the screw touches the bottle top and you continue to turn the corkscrew the cork will start pulling from the bottle.
Marked; Schoenhofen Brewing Co. Chicago, Edelweiss
Marked; E. S. M. CO. ERIE, PA. PAT. APL'D FOR, stamped on end of wood handle.
Made by; Walker
Measures; 5.5” long, 3.75” wide
Condition is very very good, nice graphics on the wood handle the chrome plating is very nice has minor plating loss, nice sharp bladed worm, you won’t find a nicer one.
The Walker Bell corkscrew was patented in 1893 by Edwin Walker an American designer. A simple self-pulling corkscrew that incorporated a bell shape, the Walker Bell corkscrew was often used for promotional messages. The bell shape rested on the bottle top and as the corkscrew was turned the cork was pulled inside the bell. Edwin Walker’s first bells were manufactured by E.S.M. Co. of Erie, Pennsylvania in the early 1890’s
The bottle cap wasn’t invented until 1892 by the Crown Cork Co. Baltimore, but not highly used until into the 1900s. Before the cap was introduced most all bottles had corks including Medicines, Perfumes, Beer and Alcohol. The corkscrew was invented in the late 1700s and still used today.
To see all of our Antique & Vintage Corkscrews and Openers click the link below to go to our Etsy store also see our Barware section.
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We have a fixed shipping cost on all our items if you purchase multiple items the shipping cost will be recalculated, and we will issue a refund of all shipping cost overages once your purchase has been shipped.