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Original Bacchanal UK Chrome & Brass Lazy Fish Corkscrew Opener Early 1990s

Original Bacchanal UK Chrome & Brass Lazy Fish Corkscrew Opener Early 1990s

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Original Bacchanal UK Chrome & Brass Lazy Fish Corkscrew Opener Early 1990s

Measurements: 6.75"L x 3"W x 2"Thick (17.15cm x 7.62cm x 5.08cm)

Fully Extended: 11"L (27.94cm)

Markings: Lazy Fish - Made in England

Weight: 12.2 oz.

Fantastic estate find! This original Lazy Fish corkscrew is in excellent condition with little to no wear. Looks like it's been sitting in a drawer for decades just waiting to be discovered!

This is by the British company Bacchanal, and is based on the original 1920's design. The origins of the Lazy Fish go back to 1888, when the lever mechanism was patented as the 'lazy tong'. However, it was not until the 1920s that it was incorporated into a corkscrew design, but manufacturing costs at the time meant it was not a viable commercial proposition until it was rediscovered recently by Bacchanal, the producers of the famous La Cafetiere. It requires none of the pulling and shoving needed in the application of so many of its inferior copies. You do have to turn the device to twist the screw into the cork, but the modicum of effort is more than amply rewarded with what follows. To extract the cork you gently pull the tail of the fish and, pleasure of pleasures, the cork comes sliding out. The series of levers do all the work for you. So, if you want to drink like a fish , this one helps you without floundering around. The jaws of the head open to direct the screw into the right position. The eye is a rivet to stop the user pushing the screw too far into the cork. The body is formed by the ingenious collection of levers. The tail is the handle. It was voted 1994 Gift of the Year by the housewares industry.

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