The Virtual Corkscrew Museum's Weekly Newspaper

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Number 500

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The "Drys"

So who do we corkscrew collectors really have to thank for our "Kirby" corkscrews? Congress would not have passed the 18th Amendment if it had not been for the power of organizations such as the Anti-Saloon League and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (W.C.T.U.). In the absence of Prohibition, Kirby would not have found his character which personified it. And Bridgewater, Schuchardt, Halvorsen and Flauder would have no reason for their patent designs.

Prohibition gave us our "Kirby" corkscrews. What a price to pay!

Next: Repeal

Andrew Volstead
The Facts
Schuchardt's Patent
Demley & More
Flauder Patent
Bridgewater Patent
Syroco - Old Codger
Openers Plus
Death of a Puppet
Kirby Conclusion
The Drys

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©2008 Don Bull, Editor


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