Collection privée Tire-bouchons



"SPOC" it should have been waited until 1728 so that this delicious noise produced by the extraction of the cork is made hear around the tables or the bottom of cellars. It should be said that before this date the marketing of the wine out of bottle was prohibited. The fraud was the principal reason for this prohibition because the capacity of the carafes manufactured artisanalement did not make it possible to certify the gauge of it as one said at that time.

Shortly after this date, the cork made its appearance to replace the "broquelets" considered to be less healthy and not very practical. And it is in England appears it that it was born!

During following years, even if the barrels agreed perfectly for the transport of the wine, one realized that the wine stored in hermetically stopped bottles had not only one longer shelf life but also a characteristic bouquet, acquired to the process of maturation. One also realized that a bottle closed using the cork could also be stored in laid down position, which maintained the cork wet and made it more effective.

The wine bottle is attractive by its only history, which deserves to be studied more in details, but here, in the history of the corkscrew, one will be satisfied to specify that it probably did not appear before first half of the 17th century, and that its form was deeply modified during two centuries following. One called the bottles of 17 and 18 2nd centuries "pole and spheres" or "bulbs", because of the shape of the body and the neck. These bottles were closed by a frayed cork attached to a waxed linen. They were placed upright on a rack. Everyone knows the current bottles, with their right cork. These are this corks which required the creation of a tool intended to withdraw them, in order to drink the contents of the bottle.

The first corkscrew goes up at the end of the 18 2nd century, but the golden age of the corkscrew is about the 19 2nd century old middle, beautiful time of industry and the British inventions. In these times, the visionaries competed to deposit their patents of all kinds, including the corkscrew. The first patent was granted to Samuel Henshall in 1795. Consequently and until the beginning of the 20th century, one recorded more than 300 patents for the corkscrews, which underlines their progression. These are these corkscrews that the collectors of the whole world have, amateurs of old corkscrews.

Because of the use more and more running of the corkscrew, one introduced new materials into his realization. The manufacturers used more expensive metals, of which gold, bronze and silver. One also encouraged the use of materials, such as the bone, the ivory, the enamel and other forms of decoration.



  Welcome History of corkscrew Technics Exchange & Sale
My collection Links about other corkscrews websites
Contact us