The Virtual Corkscrew Museum's Daily Newspaper
Saturday, May 31, 2003
Lead in his Pencil
Long Beach, Long Island, New York, May 31, 1938 - Walter Ruby has obtained United States Design Patent Number 109,879 for his combination pencil, corkscrew, and bottle opener. The sheath covering the worm is ideally suited for imprinting an advertising message.
Offenbach, Germany, May 31, 1926 - The German Patent Office has issued Registration Number 951,627 to A. N. Schmidt & Co. for their "Gerät zur Herstellung und Aufbewahrung von Mischgetränken" (A drink mix and serving set).
The 10" cocktail shaker comes in a leather case. Two cups and a cover are nested on top of the shaker. When the shaker is "unpacked" we find: Two flasks, two mixing spoons, a funnel, a picnic type corkscrew. The sheath of the corkscrew slips though the top to form the handle. Now all we need is booze, a blanket and a picnic lunch!
Wirtz, Virginia - And so we complete another month of The Daily Screw.
©2003 Don Bull, Editor