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In re-organizing the corkscrew case recently, I revisited the Davis / Puddefoot / Detroit corkscrews that are within the collection. And, as the JFO is coming up in just over a month, I checked the JFO handbook listings to see what beer/brewery Davises and Puddefoots I might be missing (in JFO speak that would be P-2s and P-70’s).

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After looking at the handbook, and then going back to the article that I wrote on the Detroit Cork Screw Company, I thought, why not compile a list of all known variations of advertising on the Davis and Puddefoot.

For those of you that missed the article, feel free to give it a read

Now, I am aware that the plain leg, mermaid, and other embossed examples version of the Davis “Improved” can indeed carry advertising.

But, what I am most interested is the simple Davis.

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the Davis with Blade

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the simple Puddefoot

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And, the Puddefoot with boat type handle.

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Here is a list of a few of the known examples (the bolded ones are from my collection, those in italics are ones that I don’t yet have from the JFO Handbook, and then there are still a few more–in regular font–from Barry Taylor’s collection)

Advertising on the Davis Corkscrew

CHAS. PICK & CO., CHICAGO
 (with knife blade)
COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION, CHICAGO USA 1893

COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION, CHICAGO USA 1893 (with knife blade)
COMPLIMENTS OF GERKE BREWING CO. CINCINATTI
COMPLIMENTS OF JOS. SCHLITZ BREWING CO
COMPLIMENTS OF MINNEAPOLIS BREWING CO. MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. “GILT EDGE”

COMPLIMENTS OF MINNEAPOLIS BREWING CO “EXPORT WEINER”
COMPLIMENTS OF PABST BREWINC CO. MILWAUKEE (with knife blade)

COMPLIMENTS OF THE GREENWAY BREWING CO.
I. L. LAMM, WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALER, WEST SUPERIOR, WIS.
LOCK CITY BREWING CO.
VOIGT BREWING CO. LTD. DETROIT, MICH. U.S.A.
VOIGT (V IN TRIANGLE AND CIRCLE) DETROIT

THE VOIGT BREWERY LTD. DETROIT, MICH. U. S. A. EXPORT RHINEGOLD
WOOD POLLARD CO. BOSTON, MASS

On the Puddefoot Corkscrew

BROTHERHOOD WINE CO. NEW YORK

COMPLIMENTS OF GREENWAY BREW’G SYRACUSE N.Y.
COMPLIMENTS OF MINNEAPOLIS BREWING CO. MINNEAPOLIS, MINN “GILT EDGE.”
WELCH GRAPE JUICE CO., WATKINS, N.Y.
WELCH GRAPE JUICE CO., WESTFIELD, N.Y. (WITH BOAT HANDLE).

Let’s see what variations are out there; brewery and otherwise!

Please email pictures of variations or different advertising that you have within your collections. And, if you have any with which you would like to part, feel free to drop me a line. I am always open to a trade or two, and have several doubles to swap.

As we compile the list, I will add it to the Detroit Cork Screw page!