Several years ago, I was sent a collection of past best sixes. Not the actual corkscrews, but binders of photos and printouts of various collectors best six corkscrews from years prior.
Interestingly, some of these best sixes consisted of a single photograph, some would be a typed up report with several photos, and still others would be a little more elaborate. As I paged through the volumes of photos, when I got to something I hadn’t seen before, I make note of it.
In one particular best six, was a fuzzy image of a wall mount corkscrew. I scanned it, and with a little photoshop, enlarged it so I could get a clearer image.
Okay, maybe not so clear.
But, I knew that eventually I would find a similar one.
Fortunately, there was a description of this wall mount attached to it, so I did have an idea of what I was looking for… a “General Appliance Co.” wall mount.
After years of searching around, a General Appliance Co.” wall mount corkscrew is heading to the island…
Marked GENERAL APPLIANCE CO. SO. CHARLESTON W.VA. PAT. PEND. this very well could make my best six of the year.
Of course, now the hunt for information on General Appliance Co. of So. Charleston will begin.
Let’s see if we can’t find some literature about this unusual wall mount.