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.
So, this is on its way to Maine. Now… what is the name on the spoon?
While clearly I can wait until it arrives, I opted to enlarge the images with photoshop, and examined what I saw.
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.
E. E. GALLOGLY & CO…
That would be Elmer Ellsworth for those wondering about the E. E.
Thanks for the spoon James!