J.T. Haviland…

In July, I shared a patent image from the back of O’Leary; the J.T. Haviland patent of 1870 for his “Cork Screw.”

And, within that bloggy blog entry, I wondered why the patent would read “Cork Screw,” then clearly there is no helix present, but also wondered if I would ever find an example, as there had yet to have been one presented in any book, other than the drawing in the back of O’Leary.

After reading through the patent description, and thinking about it. While the tool was indeed intended to remove the twine / wire from champagne corks, one would then use the tool as a cork gripper, and then turn the cork out of the bottle; essentially screwing it out. So… Cork Screw does somewhat make sense.

And, as it happened, an example of J.T. Haviland patent was discovered, and did make its way to the island. During our ICCA AGM / Show & Tell I shared images of the patent, and it definitely is a nice fit within the collection.

A departure from the patent drawings with a different hinge, and no brush in the handle, it is marked J.T. HAVILAND, PAT. APPD. FOR., it surely will make the best 6 of the year!

Sometimes you just gotta…

I picked up a few pieces over the last few days, and while one is a double, sometimes you just gotta go for it…

Better pictures to follow when these arrive.

I just couldn’t help myself…

The Will & Finck will probably make the best six of the year.

The SYNVITA Clough, will probably end up in Bob G’s collection as it is a double.

The Syroco Copperfield opener, will most likely find its way into the Syroco collection…

And, the roundlet is a Gorham piece. And, at 20 dollars, how could I not…

Who knows what will turn up next?