Off for a few weeks… good corkscrew hunting all!
Well, Mark is at it again, and managed a Devil corkscrew on eBay. Nice pick up Mark! No corkscrew news for me. But, we leave to Italy in less than 24 hours!
I was sipping some Peet’s coffee this morning, and perused eBay for a moment, and lo and behold there was a Jansen patent sliding corkscrew just sitting there. I snapped it up, as I have always wanted one. Marked, GM PATENT, No 6145, it is an 1892 German Patent!
I finally finished the Freire/Vygotsky/Jackson/Piaget/Bandura paper on critical constructivist theories of learning and knowing, and hopped on ebay for a moment. And, what did I see. Marky Mark snagged two syroco waiters, TWO!!!! for a total cost of 50 bucks! Then, on top of that, he found a coffin guy (in need of a little love) for a great price! Awesome Job!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I am in Chicago for a couple of hours today finishing business before the quarter ends. It is amazing how much stuff you can amass while camping out in a small room 2 days a week!
I managed to finally win something on eBay! Check out the photo below. I really don’t care about the openers, but there are two corkscrews in the lot, and one is a buddy-nife–the 1929 Horix Patent!
The Lovely and I leave to Italy a week from today, so listing on eBay will have to wait for three weeks, when we get back. It should be a fantastic time, the first week Rome, Florence, and Venice visiting food and wine vendors for Trader Joe’s, and the second week hanging out in the Chianti region just by ourselves… So, with visions of brunello, cavatappi, and relaxation in my little head, I decided to throw together a grouping of corkscrews on here. If one of my usual readers (all 2 of you) are interested, feel free to make an offer. Paypal accepted!
Well, the mailman came, and in a very very large box filled with styrofoam peanuts/popcorn and bubble wrap was the 1869 mabson patent corkscrew. It has a full helix, and awesome brush, and it’s marked T. Dowler Manufacturer Birmingham. A fantastic piece to add to the growing collection. Also, I picked up another Flash corkscrew, this one is a souvenir for "Sad Eye Joe Knotts Berry Farm Buena Park, Calif"