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Publication numberUS2761338 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 4, 1956
Filing dateDec 21, 1953
Priority dateMar 24, 1953
Publication numberUS 2761338 A, US 2761338A, US-A-2761338, US2761338 A, US2761338A
InventorsHector-Anthyme Hardy Charles
Original AssigneeHector-Anthyme Hardy Charles
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Closure remover, particularly for corks used on sparkling beverage bottles
US 2761338 A
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United States Patent C CLOSURE REMOVER, PARTICULARLY FOR CORKS USED ON SPARKLING BEVERAGE BOTTLES Charles Hector-Anthyme Hardy, Brussels, Belgium Application December 21, 1953, Serial No. 399,513 Claims priority, application Belgium March 24, 1953 3 Claims. (Cl. 81-3.38)

This invention relates to a closure remover for bottles of champagne and other sparkling beverages which are closed by a cork with a bulging head which may be integral with the cork or may be fastened thereon.

It is an object of this invention to provide an instrument of this kind which is of simple design and easily handled and which holds the cork under film control as long as the instrument is in'position on the bottle and still does not indent or twist the cork nor does it stir up the beverage.

It is a further object of this invention to provide a closure remover which can be used with bottles of different size.

In the drawings aflixed to this specification and'forming part thereof an embodiment of the invention is illustrated diagrammatically by way of example.

In the drawings:

Fig. l is a perspective view of the entire instrument.

Fig. 2 is a similar view of the main body and part of the lifting mechanism.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the lifting head.

Fig. 4 is a similar view of a jaw adjusting disc.

Fig. 5 shows the jaw controlling spindle, and

Fig. 6 shows the two jaws that grip the cork.

Fig. 7 is an auxiliary part.

Fig. 8 is a perspective view of the device on a flanged bottle while gripping the cork for extraction.

Referring to the drawings and first to Fig. 1, the stirrup shaped part 1 forms the main body of the closure remover. The neck 2 ends in a ring flange 3 which is gripped from below by the inwardly directed hooks 4 of the handle 5.

Through a vertical bore of the neck extends the lifting screw 6 which is separated from the threaded lower end 8 by a smooth part 7. The threaded end 8 enters a threaded hole 40 in the plane top face 10 of the head (Fig. 3) which is formed with two slanting faces 11 adjacent to the plane face 10, two plane bottom faces 12 and two parallel legs 13 perforated at 14. The lower end 8 of the screw 6 can be secured in the hole 40 of the head by means of a pin 15 which enters perforations 15 and 15 The top faces 4 of the hooks 4 of the handle embrace the flange 3 and are connected by a plane face 4 so as to afford a large contact surface for the flange. The hooks 4 allow the handle 5 to be easily rotated which can thus exert according to the operators will a static action and also a compressive action besides the normal lifting action of the mechanism.

An axle 16 with its ends 17 threaded in opposite senses carries a disc 19 which, when the axle is in its position in the perforations 14 of the legs 13 of the head (Fig. 3) is inserted between the legs. The jaws 20 are mounted on the threaded ends 17 of the axle 16. Their plane tops 21 cooperate with the bottom planes 12 to prevent thejaws from rotating during their displacement along the axle 16 and to keep the jaws 20 correctly in their vertical and parallel positions.

The stirrup-shaped body 1 ends in an open casing 22 Patented Sept. '4, 1956 2- formed with a ledge 23 on top and another ledge 24 at the bottom. The top ledge 23 rests on the top of the bottle neck, while the ledge 24 extends below it. This casing is open in order to be able to be placed sideways on the bottle without the necessity of any moving member.

Fig. 7 shows a small insert 25 which can be inserted between the two ledges 23 and 24 in case where a bottle with a smaller neck shall be opened. A set of inserts of this kind and of different diameters can be provided for this purpose.

In order to keep the lifting mechanism within the planes of the two arms 1, the bolt 6-7-8 is preferably formed with two lateral grooves 26 in which projecting parts (not shown) on the neck 2 of the stirrup body 1 can engage. Consequently the whole lifting mechanism can move upwards and downwards without, however, turning. In this way any torsional effect on the cork is prevented.

The axle 16 is also formed with grooves 27 into which project lugs 28 provided inside the disc 19.

When opening a bottle, the instrument is placed onto the bottle neck with the ledge 23 resting on the top of the neck, the ledge 24- being below it. After having lowered the jaws 20 as far as possible and opened it entirely, the disc 19 is rotated in order to move the jaws inside and to grip the head of the cork by means of their curved faces 29. The bottom edges of the jaws 20 are chamfered in order to facilitate the gliding of the piece on the upper board of the bottle.

By turning the handle 5 the threaded bolt 6 is lifted and the unit constituted by the pieces 9, 16, 19 and 20 is forcibly lifted, carrying along the cork which is gripped by the jaws 20. In this way the cork is gradually withdrawn from the bottle.

An important advantage is obtained by the fact that the person handling the closure remover has a constant and absolute control of the cork while the bottle is being opened, even in the case where the closure remover is left on the bottle.

The instrument is composed of a small number of pieces which can easily be assembled.

I wish it to be understood that I do not desire to be limited to the details described in the foregoing specification and shown in the drawings for obviousmodifications will occur to a person skilled in the art.

I claim:

1. A closure remover for corks with an outwardly bulging head, comprising a stirrup-shaped body comprising a pair of stirrup arms, an intermediate portion joining the arms and having a bore therethrough, a screw spindle extending through said bore, a handle and means on said handle for keeping said handle in mesh with said screw spindle and a threaded bore in said handle fitting on said screw spindle, an axle with its ends threaded in opposite sense, said axle being supported by said spindle for rotation at right angles to the spindle axis, a pair of cooperative jaws engaging in the threads at the ends of said axle and means for rotating said axle to vary the distance between the jaws, and two ledges in superposition being provided at the free ends of said stirrup arms.

2. A closure remover for corks with an outwardly bulging head, comprising a stirrup-shaped body comprising a pair of stirrup arms, an intermediate portion joining the arms and having a bore therethrough, a screw spindle extending through said bore, a handle and means on said handle for keeping said handle in mesh with said screw spindle and a threaded bore in said handle fitting on said screw spindle, a head between the stirrup arms, two legs on said head and a disc between said legs, an axle with its ends threaded in opposite sense extending through holes in said disc and said legs, and cooperative jaws 0n Said-threfiedax-l ends and two ledges in superposition being proyideci at thevfree. ends 10f said. stirrup. arms.

3. The device of claim 1, in which a flange surrounds the top of the body and said" means on said handle comprise hooks-td embraeesaid flnge;

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U.S. Classification81/3.29, 81/3.42
International ClassificationB67B7/00, B67B7/06
Cooperative ClassificationB67B7/066
European ClassificationB67B7/06C