Posted 3 years ago
The Syracuse Ornamental Company, of Syracuse, New York was founded by Adolph Hostein in the late 1890's. The company developed a molding process that took a wood composite resin, and pressed it into molds. It produced a fine product that appeared to look "carved", but was easy to mass produce in any shape or form. A genius idea! The company's main focus was decorative items for the home.
Lucky for us, they produced some very cool corkscrews in the 1940-1950's!
Unlucky for me, they also produced several "go-with" type items, of the same figurines. For example, the German Shepherd figurine was produced as a corkscrew (large / small AND in black, white, brown), also a bottle opener, a clothing brush, a tie rack, AND incorporated into a pipe holder.
So, just because I've got a couple German Shepherd corkscrews, doesn't mean my obsession is satisfied. Oh well... More to collect! :o)
Anyways, back to the corkscrews! I'm still looking for a few variations, and always looking to upgrade my collection. Especially the Golden Knight one pictured. Don't have him yet.
Got any to sell?
Maybe to trade or donate?
Or do you have a couple you'd like more information on?
I'm interested! Feel free to contact me anytime!
I'd love to hear from you!