1962 - The Birth of An Idea

While enjoying a glass of wine with friends on a beautiful Swiss summer evening, Franz Tschappu saw the difficulties waiters had uncorking expensive wine bottles with the traditional corkscrew.  That evening, the prolific inventor came up with the idea to invent a corkscrew that would completely eliminate the tearing and crumbling of the corks that is unavoidable with traditional cork screws. This was the spiritual birth of the “CORKY".  After thorough product development and prototype testing, Franz Tschppu filed and was granted his patent for a “pneumatic Entkorkungsgerät”.  Today Corky is sold in over 80 countries worldwide and remains a classic of pulp culture.