This is where it started for us and what led us to the other categories - a thing of beauty.
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While not strictly a corkscrew or cork puller, these ingenious devices allow you to drink the contents of a bottle, albeit a little at a time.
Another popular design is the concertina.
DIRECT PULL T's
From Samuel Henshall's first patented corkscrew, the T corkscrew is immediately recognizable.
Whether it is a plain direct-pull T or one with a button, they are wonderful in their simplicity.
A widely used design across the world, the Double Lever is a classic.
The late 18th century and early 19th century pieces are the most difficult to find, and often the most expensive to buy.
Another pocket-saving design, folding corkscrews can come in a myriad of shapes and designs
What else would you expect from such a prolific wine-making nation? A selection of typically French corkscrews.
Patented in America by Carl Hollweg in 1891, these collapsing corkscrews offer great variety.
This is a very collectible group even for the occasional collector. The designs are attractive and vary greatly.
In general, the versions with flesh are more expensive as are any with advertising.
The original London Rack was patented in 1855 by William Lund of London. There are several variants and it was much copied in Europe, where you can find similar unmarked versions.
Yet another theme on the pocket corkscrew - they must have drunk a lot because they were always thinking up ways to protect their pockets from the corkscrews they invariably carried with them..
This mechanical form first patented by Sir Edward Thomason is also in great demand - there are many variants and much sought-after.