Type

Concertinas corkscrew

Mark

ZIG ZAG - Bte S.G.D.G. Fr. & Et M. & M. DEP - 57

Description

This is one of the most famous and well known of the French compound lever corkscrews. It was invented by Jules Bart of Nancy and the patent was registered in 1919. This example dates from around the 50┤s.The name ZIG ZAG is marked on both sides of the pulling handle. On the oval plate of the shaft on one side the following wording is given: Bte S.G.D.G. Fr.&Et M&M DEP, with the back is engraved number 57 it represents the year of manufacture (1957). The top two arm links include two cap lifters. The shears has 8 arm links. The bottom ring centralises on the top of the bottle neck and acts as a support by cork extraction. It has a central solid cut worm.

Length

Close: 5.9 inches (15 cm) - Open: 10.24 inches (26 cm)

Weight

7.05 ounces (175 grammes)

Valuation

17 USD (14 €) - Last valuation february 23, 2006

Bibliography

Les tire-bouchons français Modèles & Fabricants: page 22
Mechanical corkscrew Ferd Peters: page 213
The ultimate corkscrew: page 83
La folie des tire-bouchons: page 254
Corkscrew Stories - vol. 2: page 252
Boxes full of corkscrews: page 143
Les tire-bouchons franšais 1828 - 1974: page 225


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