Corkscrew with a Wood and Pewter Handle and Brush

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Here is some interesting trivia about the very first corkscrews. The use of corks to seal bottles goes as far back as the 17th century. The very first reference of a corkscrew dates back to 1681. The term "corkscrew" was coined somewhere around the 1720s. Initial corkscrews were first made of bronze and iron, with steel becoming more popular eventually for its better strength and ability to retain its sharp point.

The very first corkscrew patent was in England was bagged by Reverend Samuel Henshall in 1795. His corkscrew was designed in a T-shape with a steel worm attached to the centre of a handle which was made of wood or bone and brush bristles extended from one end of the handle. The purpose of the brush was to clean the dust and sealing wax from the cork before using it to open the bottle.
Corkscrew with a Wood and Pewter Handle and Brush

Corkscrews evolved over the years to more elaborate designs as they became popular. At Fine Wine Accessories, we have a similar antique style corkscrew that we have very recently added to our collection. This one is an identical replica to those produced during the 17th century in a T shape and a brush attached to one end of the corkscrew. An elegant option with a wood and pewter handle that will make an ideal Christmas present or Birthday present too.
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