Andress Again

After a bit of sleuthing, I found the advertisement shared yesterday in an 1895 issue of Hardware Dealer’s magazine.

I have yet to find an advertisement where Empire Forge, actually shows the EMPIRE corkscrew, but I will keep up the hunt.

That said, within the same issue, I did find another advertisement for Thomas Andress and his glass cutters, and this one features the multi-tool that would be of interest to corkscrew collectors:


Of course, even though the piece turns up with Andress’ name and the patent date, we know that this is Frank R. Woodward’s August 24, 1875 ┬áPatent # 166,954.

And, when Woodward’s name is found on it, it is marked THE WOODWARD TOOL, with the patent date.