Pretty rare Old Snifter, an American figural, mechanical action corkscrew. John R. Schuchardt patented on August 5, 1935 patent #2,010,326 and is marked Old Snifter on the edge. From the Prohibition Era, the corkscrew pops out from his coattails when you turn his head to the left. Apparently the 'Old Snifter' corkscrews depict a cartoon character by Rollin Kirby called Mr. Dry who represented post Temperance Movement.
CONDITION: Full length long worm with the felt bottom missing from the base. Needs a good chrome cleaning.
SIZE: Stands 5 3/4 inches to top hat.
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