The Virtual Corkscrew Museum's Daily Newspaper
Thursday, September 9, 2004
Bull's 2004 Big Six + 1
- The can opener / corkscrew on the left is 27" tall. It weighs four pounds. It is not marked.
- The can opener / corkscrew on the right is 48" tall. It weights fourteen pounds. It is not marked. It is rusty.
- The corkscrew in the center with maplewood handle is 20 1/2" tall. It was purchased from the New York firm "Think Big" a number of years ago. It is not marked.
- The corkscrew resting on top of the really big corkscrew has a 17 1/2" wide handle. It has "Vins Nicolas Paris" on the handle.
- The corkscrew in the front center is a Clough point-of-purchase single ring. It is 11" long. It weighs one pound. It is not marked.
- The corkscrew at right front is 18" long and weighs nine pounds with the stand. The height with stand is 23 1/2". The corkscrew is lettered "Friar Tuck's Cellar." The stand says "World's Largest Corkscrew." I was told it was rescued from the front window of Friar Tuck's in Nevada City, California which burned in 2002. I spoke with the owner who stated that he started the restaurant 31 years ago, he always owned the restaurant, and did not remember the corkscrew.
- The very large corkscrew was created by Pennsylvania artist John Zan. It weighs sixty pounds. The handle is 48" wide. The left-hand worm is 58".
©2004 Don Bull, Editor