Whitehead & Hoag X3

As mentioned the other day, a trade was made between TC and I that sent an R.V. Pierce pinback button corkscrew to TC in exchange for a Mangels & Schmidt’s pinback button corkscrew.

The M & S arrived yesterday, and it is a wonderful addition.

I am sure there are other Whitehead & Hoag corkscrews out there, and the hunt will continue for others. If you do have one, drop me a line at josef@vintagecorkscrews.com .

Even if it is something with which you don’t wish to part, I would l love to see pictures.

Dr. Pierce returns…

Over the past week, a R.V. Pierce World Medical Dispensary Association corkscrew was going through the bidding process on eBay.

It had a couple of bids, and then came to rest at $50 or so for a few days. Tuesday, it was set to end, and by early afternoon, it was bid up a little bit. And, with the auction ending at 9 pm (east coast time), I had stopped keeping an eye on it, with my focus being elsewhere.

That said, even though I already have this corkscrew in the collection, I placed a snipe bid, and went about my business.

Wednesday morning, I got the email confirmation that I had won the R.V. Pierce.

As I have done before when a double like this has come into the collection, I am happy to move it along to someone else.

But, what I would love to do, is trade it for a different example of the same piece–different image/advertising.

Tommy has a Mangel & Schmidt version of this patent (G. B. Adams, 1896, patent no. 564,356), and I have both the R.V. Pierce and one that reads “I have my “eye” on you.”

What other G.B Adams / Whitehead & Hoag pin back corkscrews are out there?

If you have one, drop me a line,. And, if you are up for a trade, please let me know.

Paging Dr. Pierce…

In 2017, I blogged about the Whitehead & Hoag corkscrew.

Ten years earlier, Mark Woodard had found an example, and as I mentioned three years ago, Don Bull published information about Mark’s find on his Daily/Weekly Screw page.

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And, as a follow up, Jack Bandy responded showing his example of the Whitehead & Hoag, also appearing on Don’s website.

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As it happened, I ran across a different example, and it made my best six of 2008

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Over time, Mark’s R. V. Pierce version made its way into John Morris’ collection, and Jack’s Mangels and Schmidt’s version ended up on Tommy Campnell’s collection by way of Don Bull.

For those keeping score, the Whitehead & Hoag corkscrew, is the G.B Adams patent of 1896.

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Sometimes marked on the side with the 1896 patent date, and on the back with both 1894 and 1896 patent dates, the patent was assigned to Whitehead & Hoag.

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Three years ago, I managed to procure a R. V. Pierce, M. D. Whitehead & Hoag pinback corkscrew.

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And it sits adjacent to the “I have my “eye” one on you.” version.

It made my best six for 2017.

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A couple of days ago, a deal was struck for another Dr. Pierce, and it got me wondering what other examples are out there?

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I recognize that I have asked this question before, but do you have a Whitehead & Hoag (G.B. Adams patent) pinback corkscrew in your collection?

If you do, what is the advertisement upon it.

And, if you are up for a trade, R.V. Pierce, M.D., would happily come make a house call.