The Virtual Corkscrew Museum's Daily Newspaper
Tuesday, July 15, 2003
The New Way
Detroit, Michigan, July 15, 1891 - Yesterday David W. Davis received news from the Patent Office that he was granted U. S. Patent Number 455,826 for his new corkscrew. Davis' main objective is to provide a wire cutter in conjunction with a cork remover. He feels it is absolutely necessary "as all malt liquors and many grades of wines are provided with wires to better secure the corks from involuntary ejections.
In his advertising Davis says his "Pocket Corkscrew is Made of Steel, Nickel-Plated, Foldable Handle, A Perfect Pocket Piece." He adds "Will fit any bottle and any woman or child can operate it."
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Editor's Note: The neckstand / wire cutter of the corkscrew is stamped "The Davis Cork Screw, Pat'd, July 14, 1891."
Letter to the Editor
St. Patrick's Day
Just logged into The Daily Screw site and checked under St. Patrick's Day expecting to find MACCorkScrew. Nothing doing - everything had gone all green. Should I spray one green?
Stephen Kane, Ireland
Editor: Stephen - Our apologies. What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than with an corkscrew made in Ireland. We refer our readers to the review of your corkscrew in The Virtual Corkscrew Museum.
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©2003 Don Bull, Editor