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Thursday, August 28, 2003

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Genuine Korn

New York, New York, August 28, 1883 - Are you tired of twisting worms into corks and attempting to extract the cork using one of the mechanical types on the market or simply tugging on it? And once you get the cork out of the bottle, do you have one of those corkscrews where the cork gets stuck in a frame and you just can't twist it off the worm? Can you take your cork remover to a picnic without punching a hole in your pocket?

George W. Korn thinks he has the answer to your woes. He has added a blade to a standard pocket knife that he claims will swiftly and easily remove a cork. Here's how he says it works:

To remove a cork with this cork-turner, the longer arm is inserted between the cork and inner surface of the neck of the bottle. At the same time the shorter arm enters the cork at or near the center thereof. The shoulder passes below the cork and engages with the cork at some point between the two ends of the cork. The cork-turner is now turned slowly be taking hold of the handle, and by the act of turning the cork is slowly worked out of the neck of the bottle.

Korn has been granted United States Patent Number 283,900 for his "Cork Turner."

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