W. A. Zietzke…

The other day, I was doing a little research on combination tools with corkscrews, and ran into an 1897 newspaper article from The Tennesseean that mentioned a patented combination tool with corkscrew:

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A W. A Zietzke patent combination tool with a corkscrew?

Let’s check the back of O’Leary.

Nope!

Okay, how about Google patents.  Whatever might this look like.

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From his patent description: In the accompanying drawings, which illustrate the invention, Figure 1 is a side view of the present device. Fig. 2 is a bottomplan showing the parts in their folded positions. Fig. 3 is a detail view with one of the sides of the handle cut away to show the construction of the corkscrew and its retaining’spring, and Fig. 4 is a detail showing the wrench and screw-driver in its open position.

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A pretty cool looking piece.  Do any of you have this?

Let the hunt begin!