Type

Pocket corkscrew - prong

Mark

RUIBAL PATENT A. N° 115.586 M.R IND. Argentina

Description

Called prong puller or in turn-cork, these models was very used at the XIXe century, it made it possible to extract the cork without damaging them. This American southern model with the characteristic to have the blades imprisoned by a wooden stopper. It is also very close to the corkscrew patented by Spanish Francisco Sancho Ferrando under the n 152.753 on October 21, 1969. It is presented here with its case of wood protection. Bought in Buenos Aires in Argentina.

Length

Overall length: 3 5/8 inches (9,5 centimeters)

Weight

1.59 ounces (45 grammes)

Valuation

15 USD (13 €) - Valuation january 20, 2007

Bibliography

La folie des tire-bouchons: page 95
Corkscrew stories volume 2: page 173


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