Peg & Worm

Type

Pocket corkscrew

Mark

None

Description

This steel pocket corkscrew is called in England "Peg & Worm" and in France "Serpentin". These ingenious corkscrews produced in England too many quantities at the end of the 18th century until the beginning of the 20th century are very required, because often incomplete. Because itís composed of two dissociable parts "Worm" and "Peg" a frayed handle which comes to line up in the whorls of the worm. This model has a light screw pitch to the milddle of the handle which makes it possible to fix it in the eye of the worm during its use. The superb worm with triangular whorls is remarkable. Bought in Brighton in England.

Length

Overall length: 3.74 inches (9,5 centimeters)
Handle: 2.95 inches (7,5 centimeters)
Worm: 1.97 inches (5 centimeters)

Weight

0.53 ounces (15 grammes)

Valuation

67 USD (56 €)

Bibliography

The ultimate corkscrew book : page 102
La folie des tire-bouchons : page 56



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