Knowing that the square Mumford is heading to the island, yesterday I grabbed the existing Mumfords in the collection, and looked at them closely (yes, there are four of them).
And, in looking at them closely, I remembered that each one is different.
Different handles, endcaps versus no endcaps, and different markings.
Marked between the two prongs “PATD, MAR. 4, 79 MAY 10, 92”
This example has endcaps, and is marked on the collar above the prongs, “MAGIC CORK EXTRACTOR PAT. MARCH 4,-79 MAY 10 92”
Marked between the prongs, “PAT’D MAR. 4 79 – PAT’S PENDING”
Nicely turned handle, marked on the collar above the prongs “MAGIC CORK EXTRACTOR PAT. MARCH 4,-79 MAY 10 92”
Do you have a Mumford with still other markings? Drop me a line.