An Extreme Rare Antique Travelling Corkscrew Circa 1860


An Extreme  Rare Antique Travelling Corkscrew Circa 1860

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An Extreme Rare Antique Travelling Corkscrew Circa 1860:
$84



AN EXTREME RARE TRAVELLING CORKSCREW CIRCA 1860

UNSCREW THE CORKSCREW VIA THE RING

WHEN REMOVED PLACE THE BONE CASE THROUGH THE RING WHICH THEN BECOMES THE HANDLE

CLEVER BUT NOT RARE,

BUT IT IS RARE BECAUSE IN THE END OF THE BONE HANDLE THERE IS A ‘STANHOPE’ OR AN OPTICAL VIEWER. INVENTED BY FRENCHMAN RENE DRAGRON WHO DISPLAYED IT AT THE LONDON EXHIBITION OF 1862 AND WHO BECAME FAMOUS IN 1864 BY MAKING AMACROLENS THAT COULD VIEW A PICTURE OF 450 PEOPLES PORTRAITS ON A PHOTO THE SIZE OF A PIN HEAD


8.5 CMS LONG AND WILL FIT IN ANY POCKET VERY TACTILE AND WORKS WELL.


An Extreme Rare Antique Travelling Corkscrew Circa 1860:
$84

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