The Virtual Corkscrew Museum's Daily Newspaper
Monday, March 1, 2004
It's a Corker!
Wirtz, Virginia - We received this query from reader Herb Danziger:
I found a French side handle corker like the one shown on page 308 of The Ultimate Corkscrew Book. Any idea of maker, age, etc.? It is marked to "Brevete SGDG" on the top and "No. 30" plus a crossed curvy T on the front. Is yours marked the same way?
We don't know the age but we examined the two in our collection and found these marks:
Here is a view of the other side:
And here is an unmarked example of what may be an earlier version with swing-away bottle collar grip:
Can any reader provide further details?
©2004 Don Bull, Editor