The other day, within the suitcase of corkscrews was what looked to be the handle and helix for a bar mount corkscrew.
In seeking information on what bar screw this might be part of, I sent the picture to bar-screw-guru Wayne Meadows…
Within short order, he responded that it is part of the Sullivan, and sent a picture of his complete Sullivan.
Of course, the Sullivan, which is usually unmarked, on occasion has been found with a Frary signature, as Frary produced the Frary Sullivan.
Well, since I already have the handle and helix, now we need to find the rest of Frary Sullivan.
If you have a Sullivan corkscrew with a broken helix, missing helix, or heck…if you have a complete one, I am looking and would be interested in adding it to the Frary collection!
Drop me a line.
From an 1903 DUNHAM, CARRIGAN, & HAYDEN CO. catalog:
The two corkscrews illustrated up top, are both Frary Corkscrews. Interestingly, what DUNHAM, CARRIGAN, & HAYDEN CO. are calling the No. 240, wasn’t illustrated within 1889 copy of The Iron Age: A Review of the Hardware, Iron and Metal Trades, which was where Kenneth Cope found the images that identified the corkscrews as made by Frary in his book Kitchen Collectibles; this same issue of Iron Age became the basis of my article Finding Frary, which you can link to here.
There are some collectors that have asked me, was the non-hammer-non-ice-pick Frary a production item, or was it that their hammer and spike had gone missing.
Well, this clearly answers the question! A production corkscrew, that cost 25% less than the Ice Pick and Breaker Version!
No. 240—5 inch, Self Drawing, Revolving Bell, Convex Twist, Cast Steel, Fancy Iron Handle, Full Nickel Plated .. Per Doz $6 00
241—5 inch, Same as above, with Ice Pick and Breaker …………………………. $8 00
Dozen per box