Rack and pinion corkscrew, the name of the model patented in 1855 by Thomas Lund. This French model was patented in 1930 by Georges-Pierre Creuse and made by the Jean Boué company in Amiel (Seine & Oise). On the oldest ones the rack was flat. It was replaced by a round ringed stem, like the present model has. It works in the following way: when the screw penetrates the cork, you turn the side handle to bring the screw back up using two pinions within the head of the open cage. Screw length: 4.5 cm.
Reference: "Les tire-bouchons français, Modèles & fabricants" de G. Bidault page 46.
- No. of items
- Generic corkscrew corkscrew corkscrew corkscrew
- Estimated Period
- Mid 20th century
- Country of Origin
- Fair condition - heavily used & with possibly minor parts missing
- 16×1×4 cm
- 250 g