Butte Montana Spoon…

Yesterday, I was messaging back and forth with a fellow collector, and I inquired about medicine corkscrews; specifically the Zeilin patent dosage cup corkscrew.

He responded that he had one of those folding spoons with advertising.  And, in short order a photo was sent.

When I looked at the photo, however, it had a different advertisement than what usually turns up.  I couldn’t make out all the letters in the name, and I am not near the collection, but I was pretty sure it wasn’t one I had.

I asked how much, and he asked me to make an offer.

I did.

He accepted.

So, this is on its way to Maine.  Now… what is the name on the spoon?

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While clearly I can wait until it arrives, I opted to enlarge the images with photoshop, and examined what I saw.

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BUTTE MONTANA was fairly obvious

And clearly there is N. MAIN ST.

But…  E. ___ALLOGLY & C

With a little digging around, I found the answer.

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E. E. GALLOGLY & CO…

That would be Elmer Ellsworth for those wondering about the E. E.

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Thanks for the spoon James!