The corkscrew receives its first United States patent

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.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Science/Technology
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