Spring corkscrews have been around since the 19th century & the majority
have their origins in Germany.

By incorporating a spring within the design it buffers the effort of pulling
power, making for easier extraction.

The corkscrew to the left is a fairly common find & marked Hercules on the
top of the frame. It is one of many of this type that can be found with &
without makers marks & derives from an 1883 German patent no, 27,175
issued to Dunisch & Scholer.
A marked D. R. P 27175
version of Dunisch & Scholer's
1883 patent with a brass
advertising plate which reads
"E. Durrant, Wine Merchant"
Another marked D. R. P 27175
version of Dunisch & Scholer's
1883 patent with a ribbed
handle. The brass advertising
plate reads "John Temple,
Leadenhall Building, London".
A spring corkscrew with the
addition of a locking
crossbar.
A spring corkscrew with the
addition of revolving hooks.
Marked D. R. G. M.  no
184844, registered design
from 1902 by G. Usbeck.
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~ Spring Assisted Corkscrews ~
C1933 German design
with barrel marked, NEUE
HERCULES MIT KORK
AUSSTOSSER (new
Hercules with cork
expeller)
An early Hercules type
corkscrew with a conical
coiled spring. Late 19th
century.
A German sliding frame corkscrew
with two column spring assists,
marked D. R. G. S. Probably
registered C1890.
An interesting German
design with a hidden spring.
Marked at the top of the
frame Gesetzlich Geschutzt.
Johan Wolters, C1901 German registered
design, no 289787. The design has a
slotted retaining clip.
This design incorporates a paper
clip type retainer. W. Sommer's
German registered design no
114369, 1899.
Georg Giessler's German registered
design, no 65,555 from 1896. The
design has an inner threaded shank to
free the cork after withdrawing by
turning the handle antclockwise.
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