I've finally received the lot that I recently won on Ebay with a mystery roundlet corkscrew with an unknown engraving for a mere $0.99 and the mystery of the engraving is now solved. This is an early advertising piece marked "BARTHOLOMAY ROCHESTER". Bartholomay was a pre-prohibition brewery operating in Rochester, NY. The corkscrew itself was produced in Germany based on the markings on the shank.
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