The other day, I ran across an interesting corkscrew, with its original box.
The label on the box, reads as follows:
THE CORK SCREW
UTILITY MODEL PATENT NO. 64,845
CORK SCREW MFC. T. S. & Co
It is u_______ cork Screw and
Opening of Crown Cork
as well the prettist
looking and most
Not sure if the corkscrew really is the prettist (sic), and I am also unsure of the word(s) that comes after “It is.”
Still, pretty cool to find the piece with its original packaging.
Also, it does have a utility model patent number. In looking at Bull’s book on Japanese patented corkscrews, you can find the patent drawing, which according to the image, is supposed to have a can opener hidden inside the handle.
I am guessing that attribute in the patent didn’t make it into production.
That said, I will certainly give the handle a twist when it arrives, just to be sure.