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Hardwood and Brass Henshall Type Corkscrew c1860

Heading : 19th Century Hardwood and Brass Henshall Type Corkscrew c1860
Date : c1860
Period : Victoria
Origin : England

Decoration : Turned handle
Size :  Length 12.4cm
Condition : Wear to wooden handle
Restoration : None
Weight :  70 grams

In 1795 The Revd Samuel Henshall was the first person to patent a corkscrew.  His simple addition of a button at the top of the worm made it easier to remove a cork by helping to break the seal between cork and glass.

This fine quality example has a turned brass shank above a 6cm steel worm.  The torpedo shape of the turned hardwood handle makes it particularly comfortable in the hand.

The perfect addition for any collector or fine wine enthusiast.

 

 

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  • Product Code: 20032713
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  • £65.00


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