The other day, a lot of openers with a few corkscrews was put up with a buy it now on eBay. The price, wasn’t cheap, but it wasn’t crazy money either.
Within the lot was several advertising corkscrews, a peg and worm, an interesting looking roundlet, and a piece that looked like a Jenner patent missing a few of its appendages.
I thought about it briefly, and figured, I might as well go for it.
The lot arrived yesterday in the mail, and there were some interesting pieces within the lot. The Jenner, is indeed a Jenner with the 1871 patent date, but missing a few bits. And, the peg and worm is interesting as it has its leather case. My favorite piece, however is the roundlet. It is the smallest roundlet I have ever seen, and it signed F & B Sterling.
Was the lot worth the price of admission? Definitely worth it. That said, if anyone out there has a complete 1871 Jenner patent, I am on the hunt for one. Feel free to drop me a line. Heck, if you have a complete one that is has a broken worm, I would be interested : )