As mentioned the other day, I managed to pick up a dozen Greely patents in their original box.
The box arrived yesterday, and I am quite pleased.
Not only did it contain 12 Greelys, as advertised. It also 5 included sheets of instructions:
And, it included a small sheet of instructions as well.
For those of you that are longtime readers of the bloggy blog, you might remember that I previously shared an article from an 1889 issue of The Iron Age, which explained “These cork-extractors are made in eight different sizes and styles, giving a requisite variety for the different uses for which they may be required.“
Notable also on the new arrival, is the corner of the box, written is the number 3. And, all of them are new old stock 3.7 inch versions.
The larger type that turns up is 4.5 inches. Might those be # 4’s?
And, also as previously mentioned, we also have the hard to find folding version.
But this leads me to a question for all of you there, do you have any Greeleys with the wooden handle that are different than the 3.7 or 4.5 inch variety?
If so, what sizes are they?