The Virtual Corkscrew Museum's Daily Newspaper
Saturday, October 25, 2003
Buffalo, New York, October 25, 1967 - Yesterday Joseph Amigone was issued United States Design Patent Number 209,001 for his "Combination Tool." Amigone previously received patents for his "Gripper Type Cork Extractor" in 1951 and 1954. The 1967 patent is the first to include a corkscrew.
Advertising for the "AMI" reads "Ami open-all and champagne cork extractor. Perfect for cocktails and dining. Smart and handy for a host of uses." The tool is marked AMI OPEN-ALL, PAT. 163,785, BUFFALO 14, N.Y. (1954 patent). Although the AMI with corkscrew is marked the same, it is the 1967 patent.
Wirtz, Virginia - We are pleased to announce that in late October we will be auctioning online a collector's collection of approximately 700 corkscrews. If you would like to be notified when the auction begins, please send your name and email address via email.
When the auction is ready, an announcement will appear in The Daily Screw.
©2003 Don Bull, Editor