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:
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?
It certainly look like it!
For some reason, I thought the peapod (which now we know is an Eclipse) was of more recent vintage.