In 1876 descendant Cornelius Titus Williamson started a family business to manufacture household goods. It was housed in Newark, New Jersey and operated from a single room with a staff of 5 people. Their 1883 catalogue stated they were the "sole proprietor of the Celebrated 'CLOUGH'S WIRE CORKSCREWS' (patented in America and Europe)". Business continued to expand and by 1907 the company had grown to occupy a 3 story factory and the work force had grown from a staff of 5 to 125 skilled wire workers and machinists. Early in 1982,106 years after its initial conception in 1876 the CT. Williamson Co. Inc., was liquidated and all equipment sold by auction.
This is a wonderful piece for a kitchen tool collector. (same item as before, just better photos of the handle color) I recently saw this tool being used on the tv show "How It's Made", chipping off large chunks of solid chocolate.