As mentioned earlier, over the course of the JFO adventure, I managed to pick up 4 R. Murphy Boston corkscrews, three at Don’s house, and one via our second favorite auction site.
In telling the lovely personal personal trainer tales of our adventures, we noticed that each of the three Murphys from DB’s house were different; different sizes, different turning on the handles, different worms. Definitely a neat threesome to add to the collection.
While two do look very similar, one is slightly larger than the other. And, both are pinned on the side in the tip of the acorn. And, of course the worms are different. The wire worm is marked R. MURPHY, and the one with the bladed worm is marked R. MURPHY BOSTON.
The earlier example with the elongated acorn turned handle is signed MURPHY and is pinned at the top of the handle.
The fourth Murphy is the first example I have owned with a knife blade. This one has a fancier shank, and is marked R. MURPHY BOSTON.
These will all be added to the Murphy corkscrew page in the coming days!
If you have an unusual “MURPHY,” “R. MURPHY” or “R. MURPHY BOSTON” signed corkscrew with which you want to part, feel free to drop me a line.