Corkscrew Cartoons & Comics

The corkscrew and cap lifter characters behind the bar are often misidentified as Punch and Judy or other comic characters. They are indeed none other than Andy Capp and Flo. Andy Capp was created in 1957 by Reg Smythe and the comic strip first appeared in London's The Daily Mirror.

From the cartoon Tom and Jerry - The Year of the Mouse (1964)

Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson ... Submitted by Philly Rains

Submitted by Jack Bandy

The Chatelaine - A really useful present
Laura: Oh, look ma' dear; See what a love of a chatelaine Edward has given me!

Submitted by Ron MacLean

The drawing is from White Dynamite & Curly Kidd by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault illustrated by Ted Rand published by Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Copyright 1986.

Left: Alf Erickson writes: I used this Punch magazine cartoon at the International Correspondence of Corkscrew Addicts meeting in Florida in 1978. The caption is "No, not that! Anything but the corkscrew!"

Bernard Watney and Homer Babbidge subsequently used the cartoon in their book Corkscrews for Collectors.

A Wine Tap

Submitted by Harold Queen

Did you say this is a five star restaurant?

Wirtz, Virginia - In March 2000 a question was pictorially posed in The Virtual Corkscrew Musuem regarding a giant corkscrew: "What would you do with it?"

Oslo, Norway - Jørgen Bønner has submitted the above cartoon in answer to the question. He translates the cartoon title "Trafikkorkfjerner'n" as "Traffic Cork Remover."

"Eddy! It's not a left-handed corkscrew - you're left-handed"


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