I will preface this by saying, I don’t really collect bar screws. I mean, I do have the Frary Fifth Avenue, and I would happily add the Frary Sullivan, but usually bar screws that find their way to the island, ultimately… find their way into other collections.
That said, the other day a really cool looking Walker patent bar screw came up on eBay, and I just couldn’t help myself.
I really dig the the red advertising place that reads “”ERIE SPECIALTY MFG. CO. ERIE, PA, PAT APLD.”
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.