It's been a busy few weeks, but I do have some new corkscrews to show for it. A syroco monk corkscrew, German mechanical corkscrew with stag handle and silver end caps, a midsize French corkscrew with bronze handle depicting a hunting scene, Thomas Strait patent 1883 self pulling corkscrew, a Codd corkscrew, William Bennit's 1883 U.S. patent self puller corkscrew with fixed bell, and a Henshall type direct pull corkscrew with serrated button.
For months, my wine cellar has just been a cooled closet with a couple of bottles sitting on the floor, but now I've finally received the custom racks from my carpenter. In the next few days I will be getting the racks stained, then my carpenter will be able to install them.
In other cellar news, my parent's first wine cellar has been out of commission for a few weeks now. It has had minor leaks and condensation for years, but it had gotten much worse lately and even had condensation dripping out of the electric socket. This cellar was never insulated as well as the other two wine cellars since we built it before we knew about closed cell foam. To remedy the situation, our plan is to rip out the drywall in the garage which is on the other side of the cellar and spray it with closed cell foam. We have also purchased a custom iron door which should arrive in a few months. Hopefully more updates coming soon.
I'm constantly adding new corkscrews to my collection. Any new finds as well as articles which may be of interest to corkscrew collectors will be posted here.
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