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Tuesday, March 11, 2003

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Edgartown, Massachusetts, March 11, 1986 - Martha's Vineyard resident Bernard Delisle has come up with an interesting play on the "waiter's friend" style corkscrew. Delisle points out that the waiter's friend has been around for almost 100 years, but the problem with the designs is that the worm can get "entangled with one's clothing when it is carried, for example, in the pocket."

Delisle's answer to the problem is to form a case where the pivoting worm is attached to a sliding bar. When the pivoting neckstand is folded over the worm in the closed position, the two ends of the case slide together and the worm is protected. Delisle has attached a convenient pocket clip to the case.

The corkscrew will be called the "Liftmaster and will be produced by the Devlan Company of Providence, Rhode Island. To protect his idea, Delisle has obtained United States Patent No. 4,574,663 with the help of the Barlow and Barlow legal firm.

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