Posted 10 years ago
This is an interesting corkscrew to say the least.
The advertising reads "J Gundlach & Co. San Francisco". This company is now named Gundlach-Bundschu Wine Company.
J. Gundlach & Co. was a winery that was founded in 1858 and still run today by it's family heirs. It's credited as being the oldest family owned winery in California.
As for the corkscrew itself, everything about it says Frary Patent! The hammer thingy, the spike, the shank, the bell. Frary, Frary, Frary!
Anyone got one of these laying around? If you're selling, I'm buying! Drop me a line or send a picture!