From a 1913 Shapleigh Hardware Company catalog:
“QUICK AS A WINK”
Does not Injure the Cork
Take the Puller into the hand so that the handle rests in the palm, putting the thumb on one tine and the forefinger on the other. Adjust the tines to size of Cork by pressing thumb and forefinger together, insert the tines each side of the cork between Cork and Neck of Bottle, work the tines carefully below the bottom of the cork by pushing one tine then the other (a rocking motion). When the tines are well below the bottom of the cork turn the Puller around and around, at the same time pulling very gently. Around goes the Puller, Cork and all, and out rides the Cork on the tines and drops from the Puller without labor injury to cork or spilling contents.
If the cork has flattened edges out over neck of bottle push the tines through the flattened edges and operate as above; for Cork in bottles of Glue, Mucilage or other adhesive matter insert the tines in two or three different places before turning the Puller. Per dozen.
No. 35—Tempered Blued Spring Steel Tines; Maple Handle, Mahogany Stained and Varnished; Nickel Plated Brass Case; Length Closed 4 in; Lengh of Handle 3 in; Weight per dozen 3 lbs………………. $ 4.00
One Dozen in a Box.