Today with the possible exception of the occasional wine bottle, we have little use for cork screws. However, before the advent of screw tops that arrived on the scene in the late 1910’s and early 1920’s, the cork screw was an essential device. Since all beverages, medicines, household products and many foods were contained in bottles sealed with corks, they required a device which could extract the cork with minimal damage. Hence, the cork screw. There are even collectors that specialize in cork screws.
Although Warner’s collectors obviously favor the bottles of H. H. Warner, they are also intrigued by items associated with those bottles. Hence, the popularity of Warner advertising and even his cork screws. It is amazing that many of these survive today since they were likely discarded after the cork was initially extracted. Those that have survived, however, are a nice little treasure.