The Virtual Corkscrew Museum's Daily Newspaper
Friday, August 1, 2003
Standing Guard in Switzerland
Switzerland - Today we celebrate Switzerland's National Day with our Swiss readers. At the end of the 19th Century, the first day of August became the day the Swiss celebrated the agreements of the three cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden drafted in 1291. In that year the Federal Charter led off with "In the name of God - Amen, Honor, and the public weal are promoted when leagues are concluded for the proper establishment of quiet and peace."
And what do corkscrew collectors think of when they hear "Switzerland"? Mountains? Heidi? Alf Erickson's Balloons in January? We think that is not the first think to come to mind, rather it is that grand old Swiss Army Knife with its every present and handy corkscrew.
Another Big Walker
Canada - Following up on the recent stories of the large Walker's of Cameron and Luchsinger, Ron MacLean submits his Walker corkscrew photograph. He writes " I checked my more common large burled hardwood handle Walker and it has a 2 3/4 inch diameter bell not including the 3/8 inch or so for the wire cutter. The handle is marked WALKER'S SELF- PULLER and the bell and the helix tip have threaded holes perhaps for mounting for display purposes. My photograph shows it with a normal size Walker."
National Golf Month
Wirtz, Virginia - August is National Golf Month. We begin our celebration with an advertisement for the 15th Annual Wine Festival at Pinehurst, North Carolina.
Thanks to Jessica "Hope" Powell for submitting the advertisement she found in Southern Living magazine.
©2003 Don Bull, Editor