Library Archives

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Many CCCC members are keen researchers and prolific writers, and have been gracious enough to share their expertise in the articles listed below.
Anon1997German Trade Marks
Arnbjerg2021Corkscrews for lefthanded people
Bandy 2012Edwin Walker from a different angle
Barella2015Early English Patented Corkscrew Discovered [Osborne]
Barella2022Brass Wingnut Mitre Society
Barella2022Thomason's 1802 Patent Trade Card
Barella2022Controversies Surrounding Early British Corkscrew Innovations
Berndt2016Valentin Langenhan Christoph Sohn
Berndt2019Weapons, Tools and Corkscrews
Berndt2019German Korkstecher [Mono-Lame]
Berndt2020Who Knows What It Is [Henshall disc]
Berndt2021Hooked Cork Extractors
Berndt2021An Unusual Patent by Gero Artmer
Berndt2022Corkscrew by Hugo Böhme
Bond2018Care of Corkscrews
Bortfeld 2012Corkscrews in the news: part I
Bortfeld 2012Corkscrews in the news: part II
Bortfeld 2013Hawaiian wine corkscrews and Sam Parker
Brennan2019Displaying Corkscrews
Brennan2022Taking it on the Road
Bull 2006Baby Bremen key
Bull 2014Emil Polk's patent
Bull 2015Dan Karner
Bull 2015Gemelli's girls
Bull 2015Gemelli's barmen
Bull 2015Nugent insights
Bull 2016Corkscrew Deliveries
Bull 2015The Gemelli curl
Bull 2016Durol Variations
Bull2017Jumping to Conclusions [Gorham; Paddock]
Bull2017Not for Corks
Bull2020Frazer Nash Car Club Corkscrew
Bull2021Corkscrew Rings
Bull2021Hochstadter and Levy
Bull2021Brian Cummings' Morpho
Bull2021Karner Update
Bull2022McCrary's Corkscrew
Bull2022"Ancient" Corkscrews
Bull2022Thomason Action
Campnell 2010Chasing a tramp [Syroco]
Campnell 2014Crosby Pups
Campnell 2014Crosby pups chapter 2
Campnell 2014XL Syroco Scotty Dog
Campnell2017Crosby pups chapter 3
CCCC2017Constitution as amended
Cimagalli 2014Italian Trade Marks
Cimagalli2017The Devil of Jehan Vibert
Clark 2015Clark's Conundrum
Clark2019Another Clark Corkscrew Conundrum [cage]
Dakers 2012Another way to display corkscrews
Dakers 2012Who made these [Henshall]
Desor 2015The Valezina story
Desor2017The Copper Rush with the Copper Club Nifty
Ellis 1992Columbus Day
Ellis 1995Left handed levers
Ellis 1996Weir'd corkscrews [Heeley; Pullezi; Wier]
Ellis 1998Figural corkscrews and registered designs
Ellis 1999Registered figural corkscrews
Ellis 2000Patented Champagne cork grabbers not!
Ellis 2001Finnish corkscrews
Ellis 2002Making sense of combination tools
Ellis 2003More on double helix corkscrews
Ellis 2003The Hogarth corkscrew
Ellis 2004Corkscrews in context bon viveur set
Ellis 2004Corkscrews with attachments for opening Codd bottles
Ellis 2005Corkscrews in context amber bar set
Ellis 2005Conversation piece
Ellis 2005Corkscrews in a material world
Ellis 2005Corkscrews in context Funnel Bar Set
Ellis 2006Corkscrews in context decanter set
Ellis 2007Conversation piece [bows; Henshall]
Ellis 2007The corkscrews and career of Charles Hull
Ellis 2014Corkscrews in context Smoker and Drinker's Set
Ellis 2014Double helix
Ellis 2014One armed Italian motorcycle corkscrew
Ellis 2014The Wenham ice hammer
Evans2019If You Find Yourself in Barolo
Fitzpatrick2019Golfer Corkscrew
Fitzpatrick2019Lund Lever Variant
Fitzpatrick2020Corkscrews with broad arrow markings
Fitzpatrick2021Royal Navy "Eyebrow" Corkscrews
Fitzpatrick2021Quelques Pinces à Dégoudronner
Fitzpatrick2021Haberdasher (T corkscrews)
Fitzpatrick2021Corkscrews with broad arrow markings addendum
Fitzpatrick2022Leg Pull
Gascón2021Sacacorchos Ra-Za
Gascón2022Corkscrew BOJ
Giulian 2001Fakes of 18th century corkscrews the French cage
Giulian 2007The tight cork
Giulian 2009An English corkscrew displaying the royal arms of France
Giulian 2009The cockfight corkscrew
Giulian 2010Corkscrew silhouette
Giulian 2010Corkscrews by Richard Singleton
Gralla 2005If you show them they will come [canes]
Gralla 2005System canes gadget canes cane curiosa
Gralla2017Fate of the Royal Shrapnel
Gralla2017What to do when you cannot find corkscrews
Gralla2017What to do when you cannot find corkscrews Part II [bottles; bin labels; tastevins]
Gralla2018What to do when you cannot find corkscrews Part III [bottle tickets; neck rings; collars]
Gralla2018What to do when you cannot find corkscrews Part IV [strainers; funnels]
Gralla2018What to do when you cannot find corkscrews Part V [coasters; slides; bottle stands; decanter wagons]
Gralla2018What to do when you cannot find corkscrews Part VI [decanters; carafes]
Gralla2021It's All a Matter of Fashion
Gralla2021A Shrapnel Update
Hunter 2014Australian brass flatbacks
Hunter 2014Triquip the opener
Hunter 2017An Intriguing Roundlet
Hunter2022English Sporting Balls
Hunter2022Preston's Improved Power Corkscrew
Hunter & Meakin 2015Dewars corkscrews
Husson2018Acrobat of Charles Sauvageot Collector
Husson2018Who is an expert in corkscrews
Island 2011James D. Frary corkscrews
Island2021Earliest San Francisco Corkscrew
Janousek2017A Corkscrew from Russia
Kaesewinkel 2003The small difference [Bodega]
Kaesewinkel 2009Leduc An Austrian corkscrew
Kirkpatrick 2014The ingenuity of John Adt
Lacinski2022Two-Prong Mystery
L'Africain 2010Another note on Robert Murphy corkscrews
L'Africain 2012Davis Puddefoot and the Detroit Cork Screw Company
L'Africain2021Door Securers with Corkscrews
L'Africain2022Atwood Combination Six
L'Africain & Campnell2017The Williamson Flash
Leopardi2020Mini Collection of Haff and Fairchild Patents
Leopardi2021Arts & Crafts Era Corkscrews
Lopez 2009The corkscrews of P.H. Vogel Co.
Lopez 2012The Spanish silver corkscrews of Pedro Duran
Lopez 2016Corkscrew Postcards by George Fyffe Christie
MacLean 1987Thread pitch gauges
MacLean 1988About plastics
MacLean 1989Handle attachments
MacLean 1989The Vulcan
MacLean 1993Corkscrew publications
MacLean 1993Frary patent
MacLean 1995American wire by Walker
MacLean 1996The Mumford cork extractor has a left hand connection
MacLean1997Bung Pullers
MacLean1997Gun Worms
MacLean 2006Caveat emptor Singleton corkscrew
Meadows 1997Three Infantas
Meadows 2001Fingerprinting your corkscrews
Meadows 2001Photographing corkscrews
Meadows 2006Finding the Robertson Corkscrew
Meadows 2006What makes the Cotterill tick
Meadows 2007Chinnock
Meadows 2007Dubious corkscrews
Meadows 2007The gun tool
Meadows 2008Austrian figural multitool
Meadows 2009Too good to be true
Meadows 2010Rabbits Revisited
Meadows 2010The three rabbits
Meadows 2011Anatomy of a very curious cage
Meadows 2011Cages Part One
Meadows 2011Gold and agate
Meadows 2011Some interesting iron corkscrews
Meadows 2013Enyel
Meadows 2013From the mystery bin [Curpat]
Meadows 2013From the mystery bin [cage]
Meadows 2013The Pitts
Meadows 2014200+ year old corkscrew [knife]
Meadows 2014A renovation project
Meadows 2014An Italian Thomason
Meadows 2014Archimedean worms revisited
Meadows 2014Italian cages
Meadows 2014Mid 18th century French multitool
Meadows 2014Peg & worm v. gimlet & worm
Meadows 2014Some interesting figurals
Meadows 2015A Cork Pick
Meadows 2015Grape press corkscrew mystery
Meadows 2015J V Ruben
Meadows 2015Photographing corkscrews
Meadows 2016A Very Short Story [Pecquet]
Meadows 2016New Bar Corkscrew Find [Famlee; Stover]
Meadows 2016The Bloomsbury Steel Toy Works Part I [Plant]
Meadows 2016The Bloomsbury Steel Toy Works Part II
Meadows 2016The Loosely Coupled Worm Corkscrew Mechanism [Coney; Plant]
Meadows 2017Corkscrew Handles
Meadows2017A Plant Thomason
Meadows2017Thomason Corkscrews Part I
Meadows2018Thomason Corkscrews Part II
Meadows2018Trials and Tribulations of inventing the Meccano corkscrew
Meadows2018An Unusual Hagenauer Find
Meadows2018An Old Karl Hagenauer Corkscrew Identified
Meadows2018Some Umbrella Corkscrews
Meadows2018Meadows Mechanism Revealed
Meadows2019Compendium of Bar Corkscrews update
Meadows2019A Plant Cellarman
Meadows2019More on Alarm Pistols
Meadows2019An Interesting Corkscrew and Question [cam]
Meadows2019More from the Bloomsbury Steel Toy Works
Meadows2020British Steel Neck Rings
Meadows2020Electro Cleaning
Meadows2020A Corkscrew Renovation Project
Meadows2020The Anatomy of a Very Curious Two-finger Corkscrew
Meadows2020The Anatomy of a Very Curious Two-finger Corkscrew, Part II
Meadows2022Fischer Ratchet Corkscrew
Meadows2022The Curious Incident of the blade in the corkscrew (Parfu)
Meakin 2009Advertising corkscrews
Meakin 2011Folding bow corkscrews
Meakin 2011The Little Difference [Lund Lever]
Meakin 2016The Little Difference Metal Bottle Handled Corkscrews
Morris2018Goberg's Menagerie
Morris2018Mini Collections Keys and Corkscrews
Morris 2010The Syroco King
Morris, Taylor & Nugent 2010Robert Murphy corkscrews
Nugent1988Thomas Curley's Corkscrews
Nugent1994Monce Woodward type corkscrews
OLeary 2002Crosby pup update
OLeary 2006: 19th century American glass cutter tools
Ouvrard2020My Favourite Corkscrew Est! Est!! Est!!!
Paradi 1993Corkscrew categories
Paradi 2002Champagne and soda taps
Paradi 2015The Boue story complete
Paul2019How to Display Ladies' Legs Corkscrews
Paul2019Prince Albert's Shrapnel Corkscrew at Osborne House
Paul2019Two Stray Dogs or a Plated Whelan
Paul2022A Doughty Corkscrew
Peters 2000Reproduction alert
Peters 2001Maud's patent
Peters 2014Belgian corkscrews
Peters 2017Joseph Westby
Peters2017Update to Wallis' British Corkscrew Patents from 1795
Peters2017Update to Corkscrews British Registered Designs
Peters2019Solutions for Short Corkscrews on Pocketknives
Peters2019Pocketknives with device to ease opening the corkscrew
Peters2022Small and Miniature Corkscrews
Robinson 2010Canadian advertising or place name corkscrews
Robinson 2010The Syroco figurals...who were those guys
Robinson 2014A long story about a short corkscrew [Jones]
Robinson 2016A Cork Pick Update
Robinson 2016Catalogues and Advertising: Primary Sources for Research
Robinson2018The Russell and Erwin Manufacturing Company
Robinson2018Translating Articles
Robinson2018Catalogues and Advertising: Humason and Beckley
Robinson2019Blake Brothers Hardware Company
Robinson2019Blake Brothers update
Robinson2019Fact and Fancy: The Farrow and Jackson story
Robinson2020Bridge Prizes of the Acorn Gift Shop
Robinson2020The Morgan Brothers of Freeport, Illinois
Robinson2020Folding Spoons With Corkscrews
Robinson2020The Will & Finck Story
Robinson2021Article of Jewelry and Method of Ornamenting the Same [Thiéry & Croselmire]
Robinson2021Brace Yourself: The career of B.J. Greely
Robinson2021Hook extractor patents
Robinson2022On The Trail of Mr. Doughty
Robinson & Meadows2017Update to Austrian Figural Corkscrew Design
Roger 1999They are not corkscrews
Roger 2001On the trail of T.S. Carroll
Roger 2002More patents
Roger 2003Another U.S. patent found
Roger 2003More double helix corkscrews
Roger 2004Another tidbit from Toolman
Roger 2005Another decorative German key and hay fork
Roger 2005Example of Chinnocks patent No. 406: found
Roger 2005More tidbits from Toolman
Roger 2005The Bremen key corkscrews
Roger 200617 Function AMI Open All combination tool
Roger 2006Another Murphy Found
Roger 2006Triple double helix
Roger 2007An uncommon common corkscrew
Roger 2008Bacon's end a corkscrew go with
Roger 2008Edwin Walker's crown cap opener patents
Roger 2008Hand held can bottle closure removing tools
Roger 2008Unusual cork press
Roger 2008Walker's swages painters caps and ice picks
Roger 2009Cork faucets stump extractors
Roger 2009Patent partners
Roger 2009The Millers Falls cork screw lever
Roger 2009The stuff left over
Roger 2009Walker Williamson bells associated variants
Roger 2014Barrel keys
Roger 2014Decorative German keys
Roger 2014Tidbits from Toolman
Roger 2014Unusual roundlet mechanism
Roger 2014Update on decorative German keys
Roger 2014Walker's Quick Easy gimlet boring facts
Roger2019Is This a Barrel Key?
Stevenson 2012Alexandra Champagne taps
Stevenson 2014Alexandra patent Champagne taps
Stevenson 2015The Aylesbury Dairy Company
Stevenson 2016Saving a Corkscrew From Death by Rust
Stevenson 2017Auction Find Double Helix Bow
Stevenson2018A Longstanding Mystery
Stevenson2020Thame Museum
Stevenson2020Another Folding Spoon with Corkscrew
Stevenson2020Bovril Cork Extractor
Stevenson2022Corkscrew Talks
Stevenson2022Weird and wonderful tools on bow corkscrews
Taylor2018Florida Flea Market Fun
Touzin2020An Antique Fair Find
Touzin2021Anatomy of a friction hinge bow
Touzin2021A new find (Boué)
Various2006Alumium Corkscrews
Various2009The Little Difference
Various2019Best Six
Various2018Best Six
Various2017Best Six
Various2016Best Six
Various2015Best Six
Various2014Highlights of show and tell
Various2014Best Six
Various2013Best Six
Various2012Best Six
Various2011Best Six
Various2010Best Six
Various2009Best Six
Various2008Best Six
Various2007Best Six
Various2006Best Six
Various2005Best Six
Various2004Best Six
Various2003Best Six
Various2002Best Six
Various2001Best Six
Various2000Best Six Part I
Various2000Best Six Part II
Various1999Best Six Part I
Various1999Best Six Part II
Various1998Best Six Part I
Various1998Best Six Part II
Various1997Best Six Part I
Various1997Best Six Part II
Various1996Best Six Part I
Various1996Best Six Part II
Various1995Best Six Part I
Various1995Best Six Part II
Various1994Best Six Part I
Various1994Best Six Part II
Various1993Best Six Part I
Various1993Best Six Part II
Various1992Best Six
Various1991Best Six
Various1990Best Six
Various1989Best Six
Various1988Best Six
Various1987Best Six
Various2018Displaying Corkscrews
Various2017Show and Tell
Various2018Show and Tell
Various2019Show and Tell
Various2019Most Wanted!
Various2019Best Find Stories
Various2019Corkscrews Given and Received
Various2020Fabulous Carvings
Various2020Collections Within Collections [Christofle, Hidden Corkscrews, Miniatures]
Various2020Best Six
Various2021Best Six
Viney2021Williamson Bottles and cartridges
Viney2022Williamson Advertising Bottle and Cartridge Corkscrews
Wallis2019A Very Early Invention of a Champagne Tap
Walters 1994Fakes frauds tomfoolery
Walters 1998California corkscrews a San Francisco legacy
Walters 2007Fakery on eBay
Walters 2008A collection of fakes
Walters 2011When Teackles attack
Walters2020Early San Francisco Corkscrews - The Bruce Levinson Collection
Walters2021Later Versions of the San Francisco Corkscrews
Walter2021Silver Overlay Corkscrews
Wright 2011Must de Cartier bows
Wright 2015Christofle
Wright2017Round Trip to Rioja Spain
Wright2019Alessandro Mendini, Anna G's Creator
Young 2007Mumbly peg
Young 2009A new find
Young 2011A prototype of the swivel headed Snifter
Young 2011More on Robert Murphy corkscrews
Young 2011Mystery jar wrench
Young 2011The apparent frustration of William Rockwell Clough
Young 2012Haviland patent
Young 2012Two Arments patents
Young 2014A new corkscrew discovery
Young 2014American combination culinary utensil
Young 2014An impressive American combination tool
Young 2014Have you looked at your roundlets lately
Young 2014Just who was ML Byrn