Bottle opener

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.
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Edwin Wolverson
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metal, iron alloy (handles); metal, copper alloy (fittings)
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length 195mm
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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