off for a couple of days

The lovely personal personal trainer and I are headed to Vermont for a couple of days to visit friends. And, while there may be a little antiquing along the way, we will be sans internet, so any corkscrew news will be shared upon our return on Sunday/Monday.

Who knows what will turn up?

Until then, Happy Fourth of July!!!


c.t. willetts?

There is an interesting version of the C.T. Willets eyebrow corkscrew enroute to the island. And, while simple in design, the difference in the helix makes it a pretty neat little corkscrew.

More often than not you will find the Willets maked “C.T. WILLETS, LD”



A pretty straightforward eyebrow corkscrew really.

The one that will be arriving shortly, has a very different helix–very much like the unusual broad helix that appears on the hard to find variant of the McBride patent.


Of course, in googling around, I haven’t found a reference for a Willets with the broad helix, but that is certainly what it appears to be


Do you have one of these?

And, do you think this is a Willets or is it something else?

Still, a neat little addition to the collection.

More pictures when it arrives in the coming week.