BEST FOR FAMILY USE

A while back, Tommy headed out on an antiquing trip, and found an unusual advertising Converse patent. This one bearing advertising for FRANK RIPLEY WHISKEY BEST FOR FAMILY USE, L. HEINEMAN JAMESTOWN N.Y.

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I didn’t have this example, so this afternoon over a brief back and forth, a deal was made and another advertising converse has been added to the collection.

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You gotta love a whiskey that is “Best for Family Use.”

That said, the advertisement has been added to the Converse page!

And, here is the list of the known advertisements that appear on Converses that I have rounded up thus far:

ALAMEDA COMPANY, WINE AND BRANDIES, 104 TREMONT STREET, BOSTON, MASS.

COMPLIMENTS OF FRIEDMAN, KEILER & CO., DISTILLERS OF BROOK HILL

CW GRIFFING, WHOLE SALE LIQUOR DEALER, FARRELL, P.A.

ELMORE BOURBON, ARTHUR LEHMANN & CO PEORIA, ILL

FRANK RIPLEY WHISKEY BEST FOR FAMILY USE, L. HEINEMAN JAMESTOWN N.Y.

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

As mentioned on the website, there is of course the Hawley Manufacturing Company version, but this is a salesman’s sample, so less of an advertisement…

Speaking of advertising, I recently ran across another advertisement for the Converse “Quick as a Wink” cork puller, this one in a 1905 issue of the San Francisco Chronicle.

It reads:

A Most Useful and Practical Present This Week for
Want Advertisers

…A…

“Quick AS A WINK”
CORK PULLER

“…Not a Screw…”

Absolutely unequaled. You may have dozens of old style corkscrews, but this excels them all. You’ll never have to think about the others after you get the “Quick as a Wink.”

Pulls large or small corks with equal facility, no matter how tightly inserted. Corks are not damaged at all, and may be used over and over again. Requires no effort; a lady or child can use it with ease

Only one size, which fits any bottle, large of small. Has polished handle, tempered steel tines, nickeled trimmings and sheath for carrying in the pocket.

Don’t push your corks into the bottle, or break your knife blades prying them out. Don’t spoil the corks with the old style corkscrew, and search in vain for others to replace them Don’t disturb or spill ontents of your bottles by the jerk with which the cork comes in the old way….

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If you have an advertising Converse cork extractor (or an example in Sterling) feel free to drop me a line. I will gladly add your different advertisement to the list–or perhaps make an offer to trade for it : )

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