Three Bows

About a week ago, or so, whilst working the deal for the Sperry, I also managed to swing a deal for three folding bow corkscrews.

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The three are indeed interesting, although two are doubles.    The doubles are both Williamson, with one being marked with the 1883 patent date, and the other that is referred to as the apple bow.

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The third, I find most interesting, as the metal piece that serves as the hinge as a hard snap to it.

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It is shown in a Simmons Hardware Company catalog from the 1890’s, along with a few others…

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Of course, if anyone needs the Williamson bow with patent date or the Williamson apple bow, I am always up for a trade…

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