Thiery and Croselmire

In 1886 E.A. Thiery and C.F. Croselmire were awarded patent number 333,697 for “article of jewelry and method of ornamenting the same.” And, while their patent isn’t specifically for a corkscrew, there are examples of their patented process that turn up on corkscrews every once in a while.

As mentioned earlier, I happened upon a stag handled corkscrew at Brimfield this past week which looks to have a silver overlay Thiery and Croselmire patent end cap. And, for comparison, I figured I would include images of a T and C with no material removed from the silver overlay, a handle with several sections of silver removed to show the stag handle, and finally the stag handle with end cap and a close up of the end cap itself.

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Looks like T and C to me, what do you all think.

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