From an 1893 issue of The Iron Age:
The Empire Automatic Cork Puller No. 3.
The accompanying cut represents a cork pull recently put on the market by the Empire Knife Company, West Winsted, Conn.
The operation when pulling a cork is described as follows: The sliding nut sets the gauge for the distance the cork screw will pierce the cork, and the cork screw, released with the first tun in the cork, lifts the cork, without turning in the same, saving thereby so much power that the hardest and longest cork can be lifted easily by turning with two fingers. The cork puller is made of forged steel and is designed for family use.
This, of course, would be the E.E. Brown patent of 1895.
That said, it makes me wonder what the Empire Automatic Cork Puller No. 1 and 2 might have looked like