|Key corkscrews have been manufactured since
the 1920's. However, the vast majority that
surface have their origins in Germany & date
from the 1950's or later. They are a two piece
design, in the shape of a key, with a sheath that
protects the worm when not being used. Many
have a handy cap lifter too.
With the key to the door at aged 21 being
somewhat of a tradition around the World. What
could be better as a gift, the key to the door with
a corkscrew attached!
Many of the German key corkscrews have a
Verdigris type finish & they can often be found
with a German Town shields or coat of arms.
There is a good quality, silver plated German key
corkscrew, known as a Bremen key. A diligent
collector can find many different variants.