Victorian corkscrew

Contributed by Louise Maudsley

This English Heeley double lever corkscrew - patent number 6606 was originally produced in 1888. We thought this object was fascinating because it was so similar to the corkscrews that we use today and therefore the design has not been significantly improved in any way. The shape, size and material are all still currently the most popular design. We haven't tested it on a bottle but we thought it would probably still work!

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