The Durand - Vintage Cork Remover, USA
1. Screw HELIX into center of cork until STABILIZER BAR rests against top of cork (or bottle).
2. With BLADES on either side of STABILIZER BAR, insert first the “long” then “short” BLADE between the cork and bottle.
3. Work the BLADES down between the cork and bottle by pressing down alternately over each BLADE using the HANDLE. Continue this “rocking” motion until the bottom of the HANDLE rests against the top of the STABILIZER BAR.
4. Hold the bottle securely. With the other hand grasp the STABILIZER BAR and HANDLE together and twist, then pull upward slowly continuing to twist to remove the cork.
Even with the stability and support offered by the Durand, the very oldest and more fragile corks may benefit from a little added care. Use your fingers on the cork near the neck of the bottle to help ‘nurse’ the cork during the later stages of removal.
The Durand is intended to remove only older, fragile corks from bottles with an inside neck opening of approximately 3/4 inch. DO NOT USE on corks in bottles with an inside neck diameter of less than 3/4 inch. DO NOT USE on non-cork bottle stoppers.