From the July 27, 1895 issue of Pharmaceutical Journal Supplement:
Mr. Fred Coates, chemist and druggist, New Barford, Nottingham, has registered a useful and portable little Cork Extractor, which instantly and perfectly removes corks from bottles and bungs from jars.
Chemists will appreciate it when they have to extra a cork cut off close to the bottle, dispensers will find it indispensable, and it is certainly about the handiest little tool for these purposes one can possibly possess. The extractors are stocked by all druggists’ sundriesmen, and are retailed at 9d. and 6d. each, according as they are plated or not.
Do any of you have a Coate’s Cork Extractor?