Lewis & Conger

From a 1929 issue of House and Garden

A MOST convenient little contrivance is my new Corkscrew-Bottle Capper.  It screws to the wall.  The corkscrew drops down to pull the cork.  Below it is a bottle capper and that clips off any cap in next to no time. At the bottom is a towel hook.  Made of chromium plate which never tarnishes.  I have one in my kitchen and another in the pantry.  Only $1.25.

And, Janet Gray included her signature…

Medicine Cabinet with Corkscrew

A few years ago, I blogged about a listing on eBay for a medicine cabinet with corkscrew attached.

I didn’t buy it.

As I also mentioned at the time, I had run across an online ad prior to the medicine cabinet being listed that had 50 medicine cabinets for sale (with corkscrews attached)

I didn’t buy those either.

This morning, in doing a bit of corkscrew-sleuthing, I found a 1938 Miami Bathroom Cabinet catalog that has a two very similar medicine cabinets advertised.

Model 905

Regular equipment consists of overhead straight towel tray complete with douche bag hooks, two bronze, chromium plated light brackets, light switch, white enamel face towel and razor strop hook, convenience plug, combination bottle opener and cork screw, razor blade drop, three adjustable glass shelves and one white vitroline shelf.

SPECIFICATIONS

Mirror……………………………..12”    x16”

Wall opening………………….13 1/2” x24 1/2“ x 3 7/8”

Overall……………………………..16 3/4” x 26 3/4”

Model 910

Introducing a new and distinctive hotel cabinet designed for today’s modern and up-to-date hotel.

The new and distinctive chromium plated Tubular light brackets, one on each side of the cabinet, are designed so that the light can be thrown directly onto the mirror or out into the room.  The chromium plated shades are so designed that they permit turning in a. omplete circle.  These brackets are attached to the cabinet body so as to illuminate the entire mirror and at the same time provide perfect illumination for all the bathroom.

Regular equipment consists of straight overhead towel tray with douche bag hooks, two adjustable chromium plated Tubular light brackets, light switch, combination face towel and razor strop hook, convenience plug for electric razor and other electric accessories, combination chromium plated bottle opener and cork screw, razor blade drop, three adjustable glass shelves, one white vitroline shelf.

The door frame around the mirror is brass chromium plated.

SPECIFICATIONS

Mirror……………………………..16”    x16”

Wall opening………………….13 3/4” x21 3/4“ x 3 3/4”

Overall……………………………..16 1/4” x 21 1/4” x4 1/4″