While the deal for the Van Zandt patented cork pull was struck last week, the agreed upon price and subsequent payment needed to be completed through the U.S. Postal Service with a USPS Postal Order. And, with holidays and Sundays, and then the lovely and I heading off for a get away, the Van Zandt didn’t make it into my hands until yesterday.
Opening up the package, and looking at the piece, I am beyond pleased. The mechanism works just as Van Zandt describes in his patent description, and oddly enough, functions very much like the Call’s Ideal that made my best 6 for last year.
I haven’t tried to clean the piece up (yet) but as mentioned the other day, this should make the best 6, and perhaps the best cork puller / corkscrew
of the year.
I have done a bit of research into Van Zandt, and have yet to unearth anything other than the patent. The hunt will continue, as will the hunt for antique corkscrews.