Puller and prongs


Pocket corkscrew




The original of this type was patented in America as the Magic Cork Extractor in 1879 and 1892, by Lucian Mumford. In 1899, Mascil Converse of New York improved upon the idea and came up with the version shown here. The design consists of two flat metal prongs, one slightly longer than the other. Rock the prongs back and forth between the bottle neck and the cork, until the prongs reach the length of the cork, then twist and pull to remove.
This model has the characteristic to have the blades imprisoned by a wood stopper. In addition to the pink color, the handle has the same form also exactly as its case, which is to him out of natural wood. It is presented here with its wood case of protection. Bought in Belgium.


Overall length: 3.54 inches (9 centimeters)
Handle: 3.14 inches (8 centimeters)


1.06 ounces (30 grammes)


25 USD (16 €) - Last valuation june 1, 2008


La folie des tire-bouchons : page 95
Federzungen : page 101

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