As mentioned the other day, I have long had a multi-tool corkscrew in the collection that was missing the fold-out blade.
So, it was a place holder of sorts, until I would be able to acquire a complete one. And, a complete one is enroute to the island.
While I have yet to hear of a signed / marked example of this particular corkscrew, could this be the 1908 Wallace patent for a Combination Tool?
Clearly there are differences between the corkscrew as pictured, and the patent drawing…
Still, this leads me to a couple of questions for the corkscrew collecting world.
Do you have this combination tool with fold out corkscrew that carries a patent mark, or maker’s mark?
If so, how is it marked?
Alternatively, do you have the Wallace patent as shown in the patent drawing?