Speaking of Empire…

In August, I shared an advertisement from the Empire Forge Company that featured the Curley patent corkscrew.

This morning, in Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly from January 1895

I found an advertisement from Empire Forge that features the Empire corkscrew marked EMPIRE, although it is a little hard to make out in the advertisement,

For the lofty price of thirty cents…

I have some extra change in my pocket, if you have an Empire (or Curley) Corkscrew with which you want to part.

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