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Corkscrews

If you're going to need a corkscrew to open the bottle of beer, you might as well put your product's name on the corkscrew as a little reminder of whose beer to buy.  Corkscrews were popular (and necessary) hand-outs during the era prior to the use of bottle caps.  Below are examples from the very functional to the very clever. 

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"Wm J. Lemp" cylindrical wooden handle corkscrew, 3 1/2" x 5", c1890.

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"Wm J. Lemp Brewing Company St. Louis, MO" (both sides), tapered wooden handle, 3 1/2" x 5", c1895.

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"Drink Lemp/St. Louis" brass retractable corkscrew, 3" long, patent date of 1897.

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"Wm J. Lemp" tapered wooden handle, 3 1/2" x 5", c1892.

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Corkscrew with Lemp shield on one side (reverse identical to example at left), 3 1/2" x 5", c1900.

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