I placed the steel alligator next to his celluloid cousin in the corkscrew case.
Then it occurred to me, I have Mermaid in both steel and celluloid:
And, of course there are the steel and celluloid legs:
The 1898 Carl Bewer (AMOR) patent also comes in celluloid and steel versions
I have neither btw…
Then there is the Satyr / Horse Legs–Ferd and Bert’s book on pocket corkscrews, they show a steel example adjacent to the celluloid version
(I don’t have those either).
I know that are a myriad of materials used on folding corkscrews, and figural bottle corkscrews, but what other Celluloid and Steel examples are there. Is there a Steel pair of folding shoes. A steel folding lady? A celluloid version of the German Fish waiter?
What say you?