On this day: March 27

POSTED: 03:07 PM PDT Mar 21, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 26, 2014 

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OTD March 27 - corkscrew patent
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U.S. Patent Office

1860: M. L. Byrn of New York City is issued a patent for an improved corkscrew, described as a "covered gimlet screw with a 'T' handle." The inventor claimed the design would provide greater strength and durability and could be manufactured at less cost than prior construction methods using a spiral twist of steel wire that gradually tapered from the handle to the point.

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