From a 1908 issue of The Tobacco Leaf

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A bit more on the A.W. Stephens patent…

How many times we men find ourselves without the proper means to perforate the end of a cigar and perforce have to bite the same ! This difficulty, we are glad to say has been lessened considerably by a little combination cork-screw and cigar perforator which the A.W. Stephens Manufacturing Co., Waltham, Mass., have just introduced to the trade. The article consists of a wooden cover in which is inserted a durable wire cork-screw. The sharp end of the cork-screw comes through a tiny hole in the one end of the sheath and allows any man to insert his cigar therein and perforate the end of it. This cork-screw and cigar perforator is a handy little advertising novelty in…sheath permits…advertisement.

I apologize for the ellipses,  but the end of the paragraph from Tobacco Leaf has gone missing, or more accurately, is obscured by the Digitized by Google logo.

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If any of you have an A.W. Stephens patent corkscrew with cigar perforator, drop me a line!

 

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