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We have for sale an Antique German Rack and Pinion Corkscrew
Wonderful engineering on this 1870s German Rack & Pinion design corkscrew with horsehair dusting brush. The Bronze-washed plating was a very common plating in Europe during the latter part of the 1800s this corkscrew still shows a very good portion of the plating left which is very unusual find normally the plating is gone.
To use this in the 1800s you would have ventured down to the dirt root cellar chosen a bottle from the rack used the dusting brush to clean the dust and dirt off the bottle before opening your wine. Very simple to use placed the corkscrew over the bottle twist the wood handle driving the bladed worm (screw) into the cork then twist the metal handle clockwise to raise the cork from the bottle.
It will make the most amazing conversation piece at your wine bar as you explain it is nearly 150 years old and made in Germany and is in full working condition.
Measures, 8” tall. 3 ½” wide at handle.
Condition, Very good for age, nice straight worm, lots of the bronze-washed finish remaining.
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To see all our Antique & Vintage Corkscrews and Bottle Openers click the link below to go to our Etsy store also see our Barware section.
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