|Probably of all collectible corkscrews, the folding ladies legs
corkscrew are the best known.
They are a German patent, no 21718 of January 1, 1894 to
Steinfeld & Reimer & they were produced by a number of
companies from the late 19th century onwards.
Two sizes were produced, the most common being 2 1/2" long & a
smaller more desirable set which measure 1 7/8".
As well as the ladies legs corkscrews other celluloid folding
corkscrews were produced in Germany including Mermaids,
Alligators, Horses legs & as shown to the right a pair of folding