The other day, a Converse cork puller with advertising on the sheath was listed on eBay, and ultimately I ended up as one of the underbidders.
This one carried the advertisement:
Compliments of Friedman, Keiler, and Co. Distillers of Brook Hill
As luck would have it, however, the winning bidder was none other than TC. And, as he wanted the Williamson corkscrew with Williamson advertising that I picked up recently, while we were in St. Louis a trade was made.
Tommy gets the Williamson Williamson, and I get the Friedman Converse.
There are several other advertisements that show up on the Converse. Here are a few that I am aware of:
ALAMEDA COMPANY, WINE AND BRANDIES, 104 TREMONT STREET, BOSTON, MASS.
COMPLIMENTS OF FRIEDMAN, KEILER & CO., DISTILLERS OF BROOK HILL (thanks TC)
ELMORE BOURBON, ARTHUR LEHMANN & CO PEORIA, ILL (in Peter Borrett’s collection)
HOLIHAN BROS, WHOLESALERS TO THE PEOPLE, LAWRENCE, MASS (in Don Bull’s collection)
LEHMANN’S RYE – ARTHUR LEHMANN & CO. – PEORIA, ILL.
MC CORMICK’S STRAIGHT WHISKEY
And, of course there is the salesman’s sample marked:
THE HAWLEY MFG. Co.
If you have a Converse with different advertising, please drop me a line, I am always willing to make a trade or two. And, if you would like to read more about Converse, feel free to check out my Maschil Converse page.