Corkpuller with two prongs, sometimes reffered to as a screwless extractor, a sheath.

with original box

With a little practice you'll be able to extract the cork without damaging it.

Machil Converse's 1899 American patent.

origin: U.S.A.

age: 20th century

material: steel, brass, wood

marking:
Patented May 9th 99


A modern prong puller manufactured in Germany.

The equal length prongs can be inserted one at a time by moving one side of the handle.

Handling: First start sliding one of the prongs down one side of the cork. Then, using a rocking motion, work both down as far as you can. Turn the handle and lift.

1989 American patent by Wolfgang Tischler

material: plastic, steel

marking:
TI
W. Germany


A french version of a prong puller with a plastic sheath.

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material: cast iron?, steel, plastic

marking:
SAN BRI
Made in France


Prong puller with cap lifter, sheath made out of alu tin and Extra-prongs.

French Patent

No. 991 255

for Henri-Albert Tabard

in the year 1949.

material: cast Alu, alu tin, steel

markings:
SAN BRI
Bte SGDG


A pocket version of a prong puller.

G. Della Zuana (Milan)

obtained first in Italy a patent and later in Germany.

Patent No. 386 724

May 24th, 1922.

Produced by Fritz Müchler of Mettmann until the end of the 30th.

material: steel, aluminium

marking:
MARO
D.R.P.


A little bit different kind of a prong puller, with a wooden handle and case.

origin: Argentina ??

material: steel, wood

marking:
none


A very simple corkdrawer. Perhaps the cheapest ever made. In the patent description L. Maussion advices to use a small hammer to insert the prongs.

French Patent No. 338 105

Dec. 9, 1903

Lucien Maussion, Nantes, France

material: steel, wood

markings:
TIRE BOUCHON
Breveté S.D.G.D.
de L. Maussion Nantes


Prong puller

German Patent No. 811 665

September 7, 1949

Paul and Helmut Vitz,
Velbert, Rhineland, Germany

material:
steel, springsteel, plastic

markings:
Korkenzieher IDEAL
Ausführung ges. gesch. D.R.P.
HEPA Erzeugnis

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