Can opener, Tack Hammer, Screwdriver, and fold-out-lock-in-place corkscrew

The combination tool with corkscrew mentioned the other day arrived. And, it is a very cool addition to the collection.

When I first saw this piece, I knew it was unusual, and when I saw that it was marked PAT. PEND, I knew that I had to acquire it.

Of course, the next question, is, “Was this ever awarded a patent?”

Sending images to a few fellow collectors, the responses have been; never seen it, cool, and unusual. And, of course the Toolman, followed up with a patent number where the drawing has some similarities. Thanks Bob!

Not sure if this is actually the Shaffer, but it certainly does have a similar look.

That said the hunt for the patent will continue.

Any thoughts?

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