Victorian Mahogany-Handled Steel Corkscrew with Brush
Corkscrews were part of the general equipment of a middle to upper class society in the 19th century. Wine drinking was only a pastime of the wealthy, the poorer households would drink beer and cider, as the ingredients for these drinks were cheap and readily available, unlike grapes which required a green house or orangerie to grow in the British weather.
This is a steel corkscrew with a mahogany handle and brush, the brush was used to clear any dust or mould from the wax covering the cork.
In reasonable condition.
Dimensions: length 13cm x 14cm wide