As mentioned previously, the 1893 J.H. Matthews patent Columbian Door Securer advertisement, explained that it came in two versions:
“Lock and key combined with corkscrew, all in a nicely nickel-plated or polished brass case, to be carried in vest pocket.”
So, when the brass version came available, how could I not…
If you have a little tool marked J.H. Matthews South Bend with the 1892 patent date, I would be interested.
I would love to find an example of his previous patent, and compare it with these versions of his 1893 patent.