6557 A Bone handle Henshall-type Corkscrew
This is simply a good example of a Henshall type corkscrew with a bone handle and brush. The steel shank is well turned and the worm is, interestingly, tapered along its entire length and with a good tip. The brush os old - probably original, while the other end of the handle has a turned 'button'.
There are minor stains to the handle and the suspension loop is absent, but otherwise this is a good example.
Date: c.1830 - 60
Dimensions: 6", 15.4 cm. long
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