The goods are attractive in appearance and are made as either right or left hand, as desired.

August 20, 1898 issue of Metal Worker:

POCKET CORK SCREW No. 21

Erie Specialty Company, Erie, Pa., are putting on the market the pocket cork screw herewith shown. The points of excellence enumerated by the manufacturers include the following: That the screws are made of steel and finely tempered, highly polished and nickeled: that they will draw any cork, and that they are strong and durable. In Fig. 2 the cork screw is shown in the shape for carrying in the pocket, being compact and taking but little room. The goods are attractive in appearance and are made as either right or left hand, as desired.

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As we know, this is Walker’s 1898 patent (# 611,046) for his peg and worm.

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Although the patent drawing is more reflective of the advertising version that sometimes turns up.

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Interestingly, of the two Walker peg and worms in our collection, one is right hand and one is left hand…