Corkscrews, invented around 1800, are an interesting collectible and can be relatively affordable (especially the more modern, 20th-century advertising-type corkscrews). There are two types of corkscrews: those where the power comes from the person operating the mechanism (known as a straight pull) and those with a mechanism that produces the power.
Antique and vintage corkscrews come in a wide variety of shapes (including novelty corkscrews that take on fun forms like animals or people), and their handles are made from a range of materials, such as metal, bone, or wood. Watch out for damage to the mechanism.
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