In May 1891, Heinrich Ehrhardt in Düsseldorf, Germany, patented a locking collar with an elongated hole on the underside and a "nose" on the front. The elongated hole allows the handle "nose" to drop down when it's on the top of the shank.

On this wide shank you found the twelve astrological signs.

With this corkscrew I started my collection in December 1999.

material: brass, steel, wood

markings:
none



Another, very popular corkscrew with a locking device at the handle. A German version shown in German catalogues as Reissmann's patent

material: steel

markings:
none



This is a modern version from the

ZACK company, Germany

with an triangular frame.

I like this design and the surface finish of the metal. It looks a bit spacy.....doesn't it?

material: steel?, plastic

markings:
none


This is an older version of a locking revolving collar corkscrew.

Heinrich Ehrhardt has registered this design already in Feb.1891.

offen called: THE CHALLENGE

It does not have the weighted nose and has to be locked and unlocked manually.

material: steel

markings:
THE CHALLENGE


with operating directions



Corkscrew with a swivel-over collar with heavy nose, based on H. Ehrhardts patent from 1891. This patent rights were sold to G. Reismann

material: steel

marking:
B&A

on box
Korkzieher "Reissmann"


Corkscrew with changeable india rubber ring

Heinrich Ehrhardt, Düsseldorf

based on D.R.P.60662 from 02.05.1891,

...the india rubber was applied to Otto Voigt's corkscrew IDEAL GLOCKE (frame)

with original case


Material: chromed steel, india rubber

marking: B&A


Safety corkscrew with india rubber inlay.

Otto Voigt, Lübeck, Germany

based on D.R.G.M. 36019 from
Jan. 26, 1895

Trade name: IDEAL Glocke


material: steel, plastic, india rubber

markings: Monopol


Instruction:

First screw top handle with the metalworm into the cork. Than give the large handle with the wooden screw a few turns in the same direction and the cork slips out.

Simple, isn't it??

"Double Action" corkscrew

material: wood, steel

markings:
none
(often THE CLUB and MADE IN FRANCE)



Same type as above, but with a different styling.

Manufactured in France until 1972 from
Felixe and Camille Montange

material: wood, steel

marking:
CAM
Depose



And again, the same type as above, but made out of aluminium.

American corkscrew, patented by inventor John Miller in 1944.

material: aluminium, steel

markings:
Valenzia



Another brass 4 pillar corkscrew from Italy with an archimedian worm.

Work in the same way as the one underneath.

early 20th century

material: brass, steel

markings:
none



German corkscrew with an inner free turning shaft and a hollow threaded shaft, tradenamed in German catalogues as the

"Pariser Krätzer"

from the beginning of the 20th century

material: steel, wood

markings:
none



French corkscrew with an interesting mechanism.

from the beginning of the 20th century ?

material: steel, wood

markings:
Perfect Automatic
DEPOSE



This is a flynut corkscrew with a flynut which is affixed to the frame.

Known under the nickname

La Ménagère

(The housekeeper)

material: steel

marking:
J.PERILLE   ......   PARIS
HELICE   JP   BTE S.G.D.G



Italian corkscrew with a horn handle and a large flynut handle.

(helicopter type)

from the beginning of the 20th century

material: steel, brass, horn

markings:
ITALICUS PREMANA



This is a nickelplated version of a flynut corkscrew from the beginning of the 20st century. It probably based on G. Twiggs design from 1867.

material: steel

marking:
The Victor



Nickelplated flynut corkscrew from France. Manufactured from J. Perille, beginning of the 20st century

material: steel

markings:
Aero



Nickelplated flynut corkscrew with inserts riveted to the handles.

material: steel, horn

markings:
none

Probably made in Germany or France



German corkscrew with an open frame and a visible crossover screw on the shaft,

the "PERPETUAL"

Based on the registration No. 1 950 of Edwin Cutterill, Birmingham from Oct. 12, 1842.

material: steel, wood

markings:
none


This is a nice example of
Armand Guichard's French patent

No. 138 887

September 27, 1880

with a horn handle.

material: steel, brass, horn

markings:
A.G. Bte S.G.D.G.
PARIS EXCELSIOR



This corkscrew was patented in England, March 27, 1884 by Stephan Plant of Wolverhampton. A small plate slides endwise in the handle to cover the end of the shank.

material: bronzed steel

markings:
WULFRUNA
PLANT'S PATENT No 5549


This German corkscrew was patented on
August 29, 1899
for Ernst Scharff, Frankfurt a. M. Germany

German Patent No. 113367

Comes in three different frame sizes, marked 1, 2 or 3. 3 is the larger size.

material: steel

marking:
left
3    BODEGA
D.R.P. 113367
Marx & Co (on the side of the frame)

right:
2    BODEGA
D.R.P. 113367



This is a wing nut corkscrew, probably italian, with a female threaded shaft. These corkscrews commonly became known as

Farrow and Jackson types

material: brass, steel

markings:
none



A German variant of Thomasons 1802 english patent specification No. 2 617.

Manufactured by Louis Kummer of Zella St. Blasii and shown in Kürschner's catalogue about 1890.

material: steel

markings:
none



This is an marked all steel

German King's Screw type

with a side rack and ratchet teeth on the underside of the shaft.

Manufactured by Louis Kummer of Zella St. Blasii about 1900.

material: steel

markings:
E.WECK
Germany


Rocket-shaped German corkscrew with a crab piece that engages a recess in the top of the neck of the frame.
The base is used as a stand.

Manufactured by

Usbeck & Söhne, Marburg, Germany

material: steel, aluminum

marking:
Ges. Geschützt



A nickel plated steel corkscrew with an ivory handle marked

THE KING PATENT 6064

This patent was granted to
Frederick Sunderland,
trading as Coney & Company and John Cox of Bermingham, March 12, 1904

material: steel, ivory, brass

marking:
THE KING
PATENT 6064


German version of the french

"Diamant"

patented Oct. 24, 1887
Jacques Pérille
no. 186 560

made in the Thuringian Wood and shown in German catalogues as the "Diamant"

material: steel, brass

markings:
none


French nickelplated "DIAMANT" corkscrew with horn handle.

Patent for Jacques Perille in 1887

material: steel, brass, horn

marking:
DIAMANT JHP PARIS B
TE24
Cham... France .....



One of the most important corkscrew inventions of the 19th century was that of

Sir Edward Thomason.

He produced his corkscrews in Birmingham, England and was one of the first major producers of corkscrews.

material: steel, brass, bone, bristle

marking on shield:
PATENT

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