Yesterday, the Matthews patent door securer with corkscrew arrived, and it didn’t disappoint.
Nicely marked, it is in fabulous condition with a sharp helix, and it is an awesome addition to the collection.
Marked PAT APL’D FOR
Note: the door securer is threaded, and screws into the center piece.
As mentioned previously, it is marked for Matthews’ 1892 patent, as his 1893 patent is a combination of his 1892 patent with the addition of the case and corkscrew in 1893.
And, the corkscrew does function as a peg and worm, with the door securer serving as the peg.
I haven’t tried this out yet…as a corkscrew NOR as a door securer…