with a handle in shape of a propeller can also be named « fly
nut » or « fly handle ».
is in 1860, in the United-States, that Philos Blake imagined the first
corkscrew with a double fin fly handle, but the term “fly nut”
appeared in 1866 when Hyde Bateman took out a patent in England.
Twigg, from Birmingham, and Bateman described the working of an advanced
model with a right-handed worm, left-handed threaded shaft and fly nut
1884, Plant took out a patent in Germany for the “Wulfruna”,
more popular and less rare than the models of Bateman and Blake. Let’s
also quote the “Victor», working the same way and produced
is in France that the fly nut system was the most widely exploited;
mainly by the French manufacture “Pérille” which
used this mechanical principle since 1867.
other French models realized by Leboullanger Frères from Paris
since 1880 also exist.
French manufactures used the double fin fly nut system and later a triple
fin fly nut system: it is unnecessary to talk about a more than popular
model that was named “Hélice” (propeller) in 1876
and manufactured by the firm Pérille. Later, this model will
be named “La Ménagère” (see picture)