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This is an old French tool for inserting corks into bottle necks. Simply pull out the plunging rod, pop your cork in the middle and force the cork into the neck of your bottle. Voila! It's made from wood and has 2 rubber rings below the plunging handle. This would have been an essential tool owned and used by every vintner, wine merchant and home brewer.

It has a charming rustic quality to it and would be a lovely addition to a vintage French tool collection. It would also be a great gift for collectors of vintage treen or kitchenalia as well as any wine connoisseur. A great Christmas gift for him.

It's in good vintage condition but it is a little battered. It has clearly had a lot of use. The laquer is rubbing in places and the bare wood has discolored. The rubber on the end of the plunging rod has split. I believe its in working order but I haven't tested it (being mainly concerned with getting the corks OUT of bottles!).

It's 9 inches (23cm) long when its closed and 7.5 inches (19cm) in circumference around the widest part

It is a heavy item and will ship at the 1kg weight. Corks are not included!

I am happy to combine shipping on multiple items, please convo me for a price.
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French wine cork inserter vintage vintner


  • Vintage item
  • Materials: wood, metal, rubber
  • Ships worldwide from France
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