almost would be tempted to classify the bar mounted corkscrews in the
rubric “ the forsaken”.
corkscrews, of a professional use, are of a big size (far more then
15cm) and are quite heavy (some kilos) and have nothing to seduce collectors.
are however the logical continuation of a technological evolution, and
of a need of profitability required by a society that is in full expansion.
is during the XIX century that the first bar mounted corkscrews appeared.
and restaurants were more and more visited and it was the responsibility
of the manager, and not of the customer, to open tens of bottles at
once. Many injuries happened, causing severe wounds or mutilations.
is to open bottles of beer that bar mounted corkscrews were first created,
and it is to answer to the request of pub and restaurants managers that
inventors tried to create the ideal corkscrew.
soon realised that a robust, reliable and stable corkscrew had to be
had no time to loose looking after their corkscrew, and it is one of
the reason why the bar mounted corkscrews were fixed on the wall or
on the counter itself.
barman, or simply a great butler… had to be able to uncork a bottle
with only one hand, or more specifically with a single wave of the hand.
first bar mounted corkscrew is English; Joseph Haynes took out a patent
1865, Sanders imagined a corkscrew that was freeing the cork after its
corkscrews became more popular by the end of the XIX century and beginning
of the XX century and some models were a bit more successful, like the
“Don”, the “Meritt”, the “Swift”,
and the “Acme” which are of a surprising efficiency.
are lots of other specimens, full of ingenuity, and it is up to you
to discover them.
you want to get more information, I suggest a little tour in the rubric