I love all antique corkscrews! Patents, variations, figurals, mechanicals, or whatever I’m into it! Recently I’ve taken a small liking to “small sized” corkscrews. Now these aren’t Tiny or Mini corkscrews, but I’d consider them Small to Medium sized. I doubt they were produced for children, but probably for Salesman samples or small sized bottles with corks that the Clough Finger Pull could not really pull.
When trading with Josef, I usually toss in a few extra corkscrews in addition to main pieces being traded. I call these extras “Icing”, as in “Icing on the cake”. And I like icing! In our most recent trade, the icing included a few Small Corkscrews and one Medium (but I think it still falls into the Small).
This smaller Walker corkscrew is fantastic! Although it is technically a Medium, I’ve never seen a smaller Williamson Bell version, so for article sake we’ll call it Small. 🙂 I got the round worm version from Josef. The bladed version was discovered in a box of corkscrews destine for www.buynow.collectorcorkscrews.com! Check out the size difference!
Here are a few other nice turned wood handle examples of Small Corkscrews. One is marked GERMANY on the shaft and the can opener is THE BROWNE LINE FROM KINGSTON. Again, got a few of these from Josef! Thanks J!
Have you got any Small Antique Corkscrews? Anyone have a Small Mechanical one? I’d love to see some other variations! Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org