10 years…

Ten years ago today, I started this blog. It started as a lark, and at some point the blog site that I was using migrated to wordpress, when that happened, the photos that we published on the original blog were no longer available. And, without those, many of the blogs are a little less than worth reading.

It has been a fun experience sharing my random thoughts on corkscrews, occasionally on home renovations, the lovely and my adventures, and more recently a few postings about the new wine shop that opens, officially, tomorrow.

While there is the occasion that I might skip a few days, and rare occasions a little longer, the blog has provided a venue to meet different collectors, have new collectors ask questions, and try to provide some history about a few of the corkscrews that have found their way into our collection, a few that have found their way out of our collection, and a few that hopefully someday will be uncovered and unearthed at some antique show or fair.

Thanks for the past 10 years, and I will continue the hunt, and when corkscrews turn up, will report back here.

Japanese Corkscrew Patent

A while back, I mentioned the fantastic Japanese patented corkscrew that Ian Hunter presented at the 2014 ICCA AGM “Show and Tell.” He had a video of himself using the corkscrew, and then in the last issue of The Bottle Scrue Times, there was a detailed article about the piece.

As it happens, and with Ian’s permission, the article and the video have been added to both the members and the public The-ICCA.net website.

For those that would like to see the video you can link to it on the library site, and you can view it right here:

You can also read the article that Ian wrote, about this particular corkscrew, if you visit the The-ICCA.net and click on the library link.

Or, you can simply link to it here.

This is a very special find! And, how cool is it that we have a video to see how it is used.

Great Stuff Ian!!!