“Everybody’s Corkscrew”

From an 1880’s issue of: The Canadian Patent Office Record and Mechanics’ Magazine

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Cheap Corkscrew

A Cheap Corkscrew –A novel corkscrew has been introduced by Messrs. Nettlefolds, the well-known screw and wire manufacturers of Birmingham, which is well deserving the attention of the retail trade. As it will be seen from our engraving, it is made of twisted wire, ingeniously fastened so as to afford all the strength and convenience necessary in the drawing of corks. The form of the screw is of the simplest character, and there is nothing in the implement itself that can get out of order, for the twist is so pitched that the downward pressure or turn of the screw actually increases the power of the corkscrew. It is obviously designed for “the million,” and since the article is sold retail for a penny, it will probably soon become what we venture to designate it.—”Everybody’s Corkscrew.”

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