The Virtual Corkscrew Museum's Weekly Newspaper

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Number 583

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Hats off to Museums

On October 25, 2009 the owners of two European corkscrew museums met in Italy. The postcard pictured above and commemorating this historical event was designed by the french painter Desclozeaux

On the left is Paolo Annoni, owner of Museo del Cavatappi in Barolo, Italy. On the right is Yves Rousset-Rouard, owner of Musée du Tire-Bouchon, Menerbes, France. They stand behind a large corkscrew made for the occasion.

Paolo de Sanctis, honorary president of the Italian Corkscrew Collectors Club (Associazione Italiana Collezionisti Cavatappi) makes some remarks. The AICC was founded in 1988 in Milan by Paolo de Sanctis and Maurizio Fantoni

Armando Cecconi, secretary of the AICC, presents commemorative plaques to Paolo and Yves.

Columbus (again!)

This Columbus type steel corkscrew has bearing assist and an Indian rubber insert at the bottle collar. The frame is marked MONOPOL 117 (manufacturer in Marburg, Germany) on one side and D.R.G.M. on the other. The bottom of the Indian rubber insert is also marked D.R.G.M.

Indian rubber insert Columbus from reader Stephen Paul.

Two unmarked Columbus with Indian rubber insert from reader Jens Arnbjerg.

Three more Columbus from Jens Arnbjerg. The green handle example is marked 38/28475132. The chrome handle one is marked IMPORT and the one on the right has a crossed keys logo with F. HERDERASN SOLINGEN GERMANY.

Bamboo handle. Marked ORIGINAL - BACCHUS.

Stag handle. Marked COLUMBUS / GERMANY.

In this unusual example of a Columbus (submitted by Milt Becker), the columns slide up to facilitate removal of the cork from the worm. It is marked COLUMBUS one one side and DRP on the other.

Further "Columbus" reading: October 18, 2009; October 25, 2009; October 11, 2009.

Editor's note: We promise this is the last "Columbus" article!

ICCA Auction

ICCAuctions© part 4a of the auction closes on Sunday, November 8 beginning at 1PM Eastern Standard Time. Over 600 lots of quality corkscrews have been listed in the three part auction from a number of collectors and dealers throughout the world. Parts 4b and 4c close on November 14 and 15.

Offerings of The Weekly Screw editor can be preview by clicking here.

Dangerous Corkscrews

Editor's note: This is a report filed by the Corvallis, Oregon police department.

Man Arrested for Menacing with a Weapon

On October 26, 2009, at 5:00pm, Corvallis Police Officers responded to a report of a man threatening to kill another man at the public restroom at NW 1st Street and NW Van Buren Ave. Officers arriving on scene spoke to a witness, who called 9-1-1, as well as the victim and suspect.

The witness reported he observed Scott E. Nelson holding a cork screw in his hand while kicking the bathroom door and stating he was going to kill the person inside. The investigation revealed Nelson was upset with the victim for allegedly yelling derogatory comments at him and accusing him of consuming beer inside the restroom a couple of days ago. No one was injured during the incident.

Officers took Nelson into custody and retrieved the cork screw from him. Nelson was transported to the Benton County Correctional Facility and charged with Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Disorderly Conduct.

For more stories about this dangerous weapon see:

October 25, 2009 - Vermont Stabbing

February 17, 2008 - Brooklyn Murder

April 15, 2007 - Australia Stabbing

October 14, 2007 - 1893 Stabbing

February 6, 2004 - Scotland Murder

September 8, 2003 - Africa Murder

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©2009 Don Bull, Editor


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