The Virtual Corkscrew Museum's Daily Newspaper
Wednesday, August 27, 2003
Bart Zig Zags Again
Meurthe-et-Moselle, France, August 27, 1928 - M. Marie Léon Joseph Bart has received French Patent No. 649,208 for a change in the Zig Zag corkscrew originally patented by Bart on March 29, 1920. The 1920 patent is shown on the left in the photograph. The cap lifters have been added at the top of the levers in the new patent.
The Zig Zag in usually marked with S.G.D.G. and M & M. S. G. D. G. is the abbreviation for Sans Garantie Du Gouvernement meaning without the guarantee of the Government. The M & M is for MARQUE ET MODELE DEPOSES referring to trademark registration.
In the Box
Kis-Ply Masquerading as a Zig Zag
Letter to the Editor
In the August 23 issue The Daily Screw featured Bridgewater's Patent for a man in a casket. I'm missing the barrel portion of this bar tool creation. If someone has this part as a spare, let me know.
Al Hache, Canada
August is Golf Month
©2003 Don Bull, Editor