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Bottle opener

Period:
19th Century
Description:

This bottle opener, or cork remover, was manufactured by Edwin Wolverson, England, and was registered as 'The Tangent Lever', on 4 November 1873.

 

Comprising two iron handles to pivot in a scissor action, it is held with three brass panels which operate double lever movements. The end of one handle has a circular section to fit over a bottle lip and the other has a hook for looping onto a corkscrew already twisted into the cork. The lever action assists the removal of the cork.

Place of Production:
England
Materials/Media:
length 195mm
Dimensions:
metal, iron alloy (handles); metal, copper alloy (fittings)
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1974.164.2
Digital Number:
DMDM037n
Creation Date:
4 Nov 1873
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council