Historical information

The corkscrew was discovered in a box with a 1906 newspaper article concerning the Victoria Police Museum and its collection. In it Inspector Cawsey speaks of the corkscrew as being the same given to him by convicted serial killer Frederick Deeming in 1892.

Physical description

Metal corkscrew on turned wooden handle. A small knife is attached in one end of the handle. The corkscrew worm has a cylindrical shape frame attached to the central stem. A small pin is inserted above this, and can be made loose to allow the cylinder to move further up the stem to remove the cork