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.
And, as a follow up, Jack Bandy responded showing his example of the Whitehead & Hoag, also appearing on Don’s website.
As it happened, I ran across a different example, and it made my best six of 2008
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.
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.
Three years ago, I managed to procure a R. V. Pierce, M. D. Whitehead & Hoag pinback corkscrew.
And it sits adjacent to the “I have my “eye” one on you.” version.
It made my best six for 2017.
A couple of days ago, a deal was struck for another Dr. Pierce, and it got me wondering what other examples are out there?
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.