In 1906, Harry Noyes was awarded patent # 824,807 for his cork extractor.
And, while not rare, it is a neat little corkscrew, that often turns up with advertising for GREEN RIVER WHISKEY, THE WHISKEY WITHOUT A HEADACHE
And, underneath the lever, they are marked with Universal June 27, ‘05-July 3, ‘06,” as he had an earlier patent–and actually later patents as well.
Noyes was awarded another patent in 1908 Patent for a Pocket Cork Extractor.
Anyone have the 1908 patent?
That said, there are other examples other than the Green River, with the blank version being a little harder to find.
Still, there are others that utilized the Universal Lever Cork Extractor as a vehicle to market their products.
In 2017, Jack had a foursome of Noyes-es for sale, two with advertising for Green River, one blank, and one that featured advertising for WM. MENSTELL, 465 LENOX AVE. N.Y.
I have several examples of the Noyes. Both the Green Whiskey and the blank
But also: BROTHERHOOD WINE CO., 328-334 SPRING ST. N.Y.
And, recently picked up a Noyes that has advertising for OLD JERSEY WHISKEY, WILLIAM FRIES
In the JFO (Just for Openers) handbook, they have a listing for the NOYES (known in JFO speak as a P-041) carrying an advertisement for OLYMPIA YES! IT’S THE WATER.
But, this leads me to a question for all of you. Do you have a Noyes with different advertising. Feel free to drop me a line, and let’s see what we can come up with!
BROTHERHOOD WINES CO. 328-334 SPRING ST. N.Y.
Blank / No Advertising
GREEN RIVER, THE WHISKEY WITHOUT A HEADACHE
OLD JERSEY WHISKEY, WILLIAM FRIES
OLYMPIA YES! IT’S THE WATER
WM. MENSTELL, 465 LENOX AVE. N.Y.