98369 December 28, 1869 Improvement in Handles for Cutlery
113,648 April 11, 1871, Improvement in the manufacture of Bolsters for Cutlery
D7002 November 25, 1873 Design for Knife‐Handle
D7078 December 30, 1873 Design for Handle for Table‐Cutlery
D7516 June 30, 1874 Design for a Label (assigned to Landers, Frary, and Clark).
D7860 November 17, 1874 Design for Cultery‐Handle (assigned to Landers, Frary,
and Clark).
D7861 November 17, 1874 Design for Cultery‐Handles (assigned to Landers, Frary,
and Clark).
D8817 November 30, 1875 Design for Table‐Cutlery (assigned to Landers, Frary and
Clark).
172874 February 1, 1876 Improvement in Table‐Cutlery
183151 October 10, 1876 Improvement in Table Cutlery (assigned to Frary Cutlery
Company)
217603 June 15, 1879 Improvement in Pocket‐Cutlery
D11749 April 27, 1880 Design for Pocket‐Knife Handles
D11750 April 27, 1880 Design for Pocket‐Knife Handles
226994 April 27, 1880 Pocket‐Knife
228884 June 15, 1880 Carving‐Fork
266454 October 24, 1882 Pocket‐Knife
269276 December 19, 1882 Table‐Cutlery
269277 December 19, 1882 Table‐Cutlery
275629 April 10, 1883 Scissors
275630 April 10, 1883 Cutlery‐Blade
290023 December 11, 1883 Manufacture of Pocket‐Cutlery
341415 May 4, 1886 Table‐Cutlery (assigned to the John Russell Cutlery Company)
343809 June 15, 1886 Disintegrator and Strainer
Also, in July 4, 1876 John Leonard was awarded patent 179,482 for his Improvement in
Table‐Cutlery, which was assigned to “The Frary Cutlery Company” of Bridgeport
Connecticut. And, in October 19, 1880 Albert North’s Carving‐Fork patent # 233539 was
assigned to James D. Frary
With no corkscrew patent information to work from, it is only because of the catalog
images from Kenneth Cope’s book, that we have begun to understand the variety of other
corkscrews that Frary made.
While there are no markings on the corkscrews that you will find pictured in the following
pages there does seem to be several consistent design features. It would seem that Frary
was adding a
signature
to his corkscrews, without using his name or providing a maker’s
mark.
For the purpose of illustrating Frary’s designs, the following are the non‐bar screw images
that Cope published in
Kitchen Collectibles.