The Virtual Corkscrew Museum's Daily Newspaper
Friday, March 7, 2003
Take Your Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 7, 1882 - J. Henry Zeilen got up early this morning, washed up, and grabbed his bottle of medicine. In the top of the bottle was a cork with a worm threaded into it. Above the worm was a dose cup handle. He gave it a slight tug to pull the cork out, then he poured and drank his does of medicine.
Henry got a patent for his idea today (United States Patent No. 254,760). Henry says "Much inaccuracy in the measurement of family doses of medicine arises from the varying sizes of spoons by which they are usually administered." He says that his invention can be made to hold a "tea-spoonful, a dessert-spoonful, or a table-spoonful."
Women's History Month
Wirtz, Virginia - Our Women's History Month celebration continues with this lady who has a nice feel when gripping her to uncork one's favorite wine.
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