Type

Pocket corkscrew

Mark

IDEAL on over side HAACK LIKÖRE

Description

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. This corkscrew was made in Germany by Fritz Müchler. 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.

Length

Overall length: 3 3/4 inches (9,5 centimeters)
Handle: 2 5/8 inches (6,5 centimeters)

Weight

0.95 ounces (27 grammes)

Valuation

19 USD (13 €) - Last valuation january 1, 2008

Bibliography

The ultimate corkscrew book: page 124
Boxes full of corkscrews: page 200

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