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Corkscrew

Device (also cork screw or plug puller) for removing the corks from the bottle neck. The cork has become the most common bottle stopper in Europe since the middle of the 17th century. In the beginning, the corks were not driven completely into the bottle neck, which made removal somewhat easier. The first primitive tools were small, pointed iron thorns with which the cork was often removed in pieces. The T-corkscrew, named after the shape, is considered the oldest and most common variant and consists only of a spiral attached to the cross handle. The corkscrew was first mentioned in 1681, the English term "Corkscrew" was coined around 1720. Until then, also "Worm" or "Bottlescrew" was common. If the spiral has a so-called "soul" as in the picture on the right (so that a match fits into the inner winding), it is called a spiral. The soul prevents the cork from crumbling

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