And, along came Murphy…

There were a couple of arrivals on Monday, and I am quite pleased with the additions.

The Sperry is quite handsome, with a full helix, and marked with the 1878 patent date.

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And, as much as I have wanted to add a Sperry patent to the collection, a fantastic R. MURPHY BOSTON corkscrew also arrived yesterday; this version with a blade and a brush.

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While I have no doubt that the Sperry will make the best 6 of the year, the Murphy will also be in the running, as it is the first example I have with a brush and blade.

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Years ago, when we put together the Murphy display for the Boston CCCC meeting, there were Murphys with brushes and Murphys with blades, but not both.

A couple of nice additions to the collection!

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