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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Number 500

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Flauder's Corkscrew

The design patent of the Trumbull, Connecticut resident Alfred Flauder was assigned to the Weidlich Bros. Mfg. Co. of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Design Patent Number 87,658 was issued for a "Bottle Opener" on August 16, 1932. The combination corkscrew, bottle opener, jigger, and cocktail spoon was sold as a "4 - in - 1 Friendship Kit" and called "Jolly Good Mixer".

The combination bar tool has been noted in Silver Plate, Nickel Plate and Bronze Plate.

The patent date and the company logo is found inside the mouth.
The manufacturer's number 905 appears on the back of the spoon handle.

The "Jollyfication Set" was also produced by Weidlich Brothers.

The November 18, 2007 issue included photos of corkscrews from the 1933-1934 Century of Progress Fair in Chicago. Bill Eyres submitted photos of his Flauder Patent souvenir of the fair.

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Flauder Patent
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