The other day reader, PW, sent in a photo of his obsession (and a collection within his collection) that of Thomasons. Fabulous collection PW!
Keep those photos coming!
On another corkscrew note, or cork puller note rather, I came home the other day from the wine shop, and there was a voicemail from BT, he had run into a hard to find cork puller, but since it was a double for him, wondered if we might work out a trade over a brief phone call.
On the voicemail, he laid out what he was looking for. It all sounded fair to me, so I picked up the phone, in a couple of minutes, the deal was done (trading with Tommy or RL takes a bit longer than that, months sometimes).
So, in short order a nice cork puller will be heading to the collection. It is a pretty hard piece to come by, and a patent. Kahlen and Jordan’s design patent of 1948. When found, the sheath is marked BOTTLEKING.
Kahlen and Jordan’s patent description explains that, “…we respectively, Fritz Kahlen, a citizen of Germany, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, and Peter P. Jordan, a citizen of the United States of America, and residing at Jackson Heights, in the county of Queens and State of New York, have invented a new, original, and ornamental Design for a Combined Bottle Opener and Cork Remover, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, forming a part thereof.”
In the patent drawings they provide several illustrations.
Figure 1 is a front elevational view of a combined bottle opener and cork remover, showing our new design,
Figure 2 is a side elevational view of the device shown in Figure ‘1,
Figure 3 is an exploded view of the device shown in Figure 1,
Figure 4 is a side elevational view of the device as shown in Figure 3.
A great addition to the collection!
Thanks for the trade BT!
The Bottleking Cork Puller, could very well make the best 6 of the year!