Antique Regd.corkscrew By R. Jones Threaded Shaft Brass Shank & 2 Spikes
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Antique Regd.corkscrew By R. Jones Threaded Shaft Brass Shank & 2 Spikes:
A n ti q u e C o r k s c r e w b y R o b e r t J o n e s.
D e s c ri p ti o n.
It has a bone handle and a threaded shaft.
The turned brass case terminates in a brass button with two fixed spikes.
The worm is a wire helix.
It is marked on the case-
8th OCT 1840
The button is stamped on its edge with
C o n di ti o n .
The bone handle is badly damaged.
Both the brush and hanging ring is missing.
The helix is rusty, and the point isblunt.
The brass case is discoloured and marked in places.
Hi s t o r y a n d M o d u s O p e r a n d i.
Number 423 was the first registered design for a corkscrew. It was registered at 11 am on 8th October 1840.
The two tapering spikes andthe brass button ensure the worm is positioned correctly before starting to
screw it in. The pitch of the threaded shank is the same as the wire worm, otherwise it will rip out the
centre of the cork.Once the helix is fully inserted the button and shank give the cork a twist to
loosen adhesion. The withdrawal is down to brute force, there is no mechanical advantage. Turning
the handle anticlockwise removes the worm from the cork, which is stuck on the spikes.
N o t e s f o r B u y e r s.
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