Thomason Patent Type Corkscrew c1820
Heading : Thomason type corkscrew
Date : c1820
Period : Regency
Origin : England
Construction: Bronze, bovine bone, bristle
Size : 18.5cm
Condition : Badge has been removed
Restoration : None
Weight : 255 grams
The Thomason patent was the first major corkscrew patent of the 19th century lasting from 1802-1816. This example is missing the maker's badge. The worm is of full length at 6cm and the mechanism works well. There is no damage to the bone handle and no significant marks to the barrel.
To open the bottle simply turn the screw anti anti-clockwise to draw it to the top and then screw clockwise to drive the screw into the cork. Once the screw is fully in the cork continue turning clockwise at which point the larger reverse direction thread will be engaged drawing the cork from the bottle.
- Product Code: 2019092817
- Availability: Sold