This group of mechanical corkscrews
have ball bearings added within the
frame to enable a smoother
extraction of the cork.  

The Germans produced a vast
number of this type of corkscrew from
the early 20th century. The Monopol
factory in particular, being somewhat
prolific in their production.

The pictures to the left & right show an
example of a German registered
design of 1909 by G. Usbeck, his idea  
incorporated exposed bearings at the
top of the frame.
Marked, "D. R. G. M. no 152004" &
"Solon". This is Ernst Scharff of
Germany  1901 registered design
for a frame corkscrew with hidden
enclosed bearings
Here's a sliding frame
corkscrew with bearing
assistance. Theodor Kampf's
German registered design, no
958,928, July 22, 1928.
An interesting, very ornate
corkscrew with a tapered
frame design. It's marked
"Monopol Universal, D. R. G.
M. ". Registered deign not
found.
A Polish corkscrew, marked
"Sandrik", similar to the previous
corkscrew, another with a
tapered frame. Likely to be mid
1900's.
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~ Bearing Assisted Corkscrews ~
An interested
bearing
corkscrew
incorporating
a caplifter
handle.
There's no
known patent
or registered
design for this
unusual
variant.
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