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…
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 email@example.com