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The corkscrew receives its first United States patent

New York City, 1850s, detail
03/27/1860
In New York City, W.L. Byrn was the first to patent the wine bottle opening corkscrew in the United States. It had a long screw with the familiar wooden "T" handle. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 438.

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