It’s Wednesday, and I WANT…

An ADAMS PATENT.  On July 21, 1896 George B. Adams was granted US Patent No. 564,356.  He was an assignor to the Whitehead & Hoag Company of Newark, NJ.

Whitehead & Hoag Company produced several advertising items including celluloid buttons and pins.  A few of which turned up having a corkscrew attached, instead of a pin needle.  How cool is that?!

Now, this patent was pertaining to connecting the button or badge to the bar or pin needle.  There’s no mention anywhere of a corkscrew in the patent, but who cares!  The fact is that Whitehead & Hoag produced at least 3 different ones that I’m aware of.

And this is one corkscrew that I WANT…

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Anyone else got one of these to share?  I’d love to see a pic and maybe make a deal!  Drop me a line at


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