The Virtual Corkscrew Museum's Occasional Newspaper
Sunday, February 15, 2004
Black and White
Der Korkenzieher mit Pfiff
Wirtz, Virginia - Our June 13, 2003 edition featured a story on Wolfgang Tischler's patented prong cork remover.
Now we'ver found black and white examples in their original "Ah-ha" boxes. The packaging is from Monopol, Germany and we learn how to use it in four easy steps:
- Pull the two piece handle upwards and place it on the bottleneck.
- Push one half of the handle vigorously down...
- ...and then the other half. Cork is firmly clamped without any damage.
- Grip the two piece handle as well as the upper body of the corkscrew with one hand and pull it gently upwards with a slight turning motion.
In his fine book on prong pullers (Federzungen), Reinhold Berndt pictures the Tischler prong puller in red and white.
Reader Jean-Claude Vanden Bruel has found another Bull. This new corkscrew is marked KOZIOL and MADE IN GERMANY 2003.
©2004 Don Bull, Editor