This is a pre-1900 advertising corkscrew from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The handle reads COMPLIMENTS OF WILLIAM (?) SULLIVAN DEALER IN ALES, WINES AND LIQUORS ACQUISITOR… PORTSMOUTH BREWING CO.
Approximately 4-3/8” length and 3-9/16” width and 3/4” thickness.
Wood and iron.
Very hard-to-read patent number on reverse from possibly August or October of 1895(?).
This is from a breweriana collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VHX10 VBHX1/11
6+ (Fine-Very Fine): The corkscrew is well worn and somewhat rusted.
As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.