Eclipse Folding Pocket Corkscrew

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Within the pages of the Lord, Owen, & Co., Wholesale Druggists, Chicago 1896 catalogue, there are a few corkscrews pictured.  One in particular stands out.

Shown in the catalogue with this woodcut illustration:

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And, the description of:

No. 999, Eclipse folding pocket, 1 doz. on card ……………….. doz. 1.75

Is this the folding pea pod corkscrew that turns up every once in a while?

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It certainly look like it!

For some reason, I thought the peapod (which now we know is an Eclipse) was of more recent vintage.