Is this a corker?

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rocket man

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A friend of mine found this with a bunch of empty wine bottles and gave it to me. My question is has anyone seen a corker like this before?
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Its a bottle capper for Beer
I cant see how it would insert a 1 3/4" cork
 

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Thanks Tom
That's kinda what I thought. A 1 3/4" cork would just fit above a bordeaux bottle, anything taller wouldn't fit. Plus you would have to reposition the handle to get the cork all the way in.
 

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It does look like it's built pretty well. It's all cast iron except for the rod that's notched for the gear. I think everything else built today is stamped steel.
 

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I saw one just like it recently. My barber said he had a corker to sell me. When he brought it in, he discovered it was a capper instead. Looked just like this one except it was screwed to some plywood.
 

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Thanks Tom
That's kinda what I thought. A 1 3/4" cork would just fit above a bordeaux bottle, anything taller wouldn't fit. Plus you would have to reposition the handle to get the cork all the way in.
Your welcome.
I brew Beer also and a bench capper is just like that pic.
 

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