The Virtual Corkscrew Museum's Daily Newspaper

Saturday, March 15, 2003

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Seeing Double

London, England - John Compton went corkscrew hunting early on a chilly morning a couple of weeks ago. His quest for the unusual kept his mind off the cold as he rooted through objects at the London boot sale. He was rewarded for his deligence. He found and unusual Peg and Worm.

Compton describes his find as "The peg is tapered but the grooves half way down which usually hold the two items together when not in use have been developed into a thread which engages an opposite thread in the top of the worm. Overall length -7.5 cm; Long worm -4.5 cm from junction with shaft; Shorter worm -2.5 cm. The peg is flattened on sides to stop it rolling when placed down on a flat surface Could be used as a pipe tamper although end is rounded."

Women's History Month

Wirtz, Virginia - Seeing double again. These two Dutch girls are ready to carry cheese or milk on the yoke. The yoke makes the perfect t-handle for the corkscrew.

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