Two Tormeys

While the hunt will continue for the Tormey variant that Don shared with me the other day, the shorter Tormey showed up at the post office box yesterday, and it will soon be in the cork extractor case in the corkscrew room.

Yes, for those that haven’t visited, the corkscrews have their own room…

tormeys

For those unfamiliar with the Tormey patent.  His idea was that, using the narrow end of the handle, intentionally push the cork into the bottle, and then utilizing the hooks, be able to pull it back out.

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Not a method of opening a bottle of wine that I am going to try anytime soon…

But, then again, I have a few other corkscrews laying about.