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Frederick Thomas Marwood, of Pleasington Lodge

Frederick Thomas Marwood, of Pleasington Lodge

Male 1857 - 1935  (77 years)

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  • Name Frederick Thomas Marwood 
    Suffix of Pleasington Lodge 
    Born 3 Oct 1857  Blackburn, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Education educated at a private school in Belgium, Institution of the Xaverian Brothers in Bruge, and then at Cologne University Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1 Source See Notes Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 16 Sep 1935  Pleasington Lodge, Pleasington, Nr. Blackburn, Lancs Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I000359  Ancestorium

    Father Edward Marwood,   b. 31 Oct 1826, Manchester. Christening : 29 Jan 1826 Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1883, (19th Oct?) Blackburn, Lancashire, England. 57yrs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Mary E McKenna,   b. Abt 1828, Manchester. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1869, Blackburn, Lancashire, England Aged 41. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married 31 May 1848  St Patrick Church, Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00297  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Agnes "Polly" Walker, of Avenham Towers,   b. 16 Feb 1857, Preston, Lancashire, England. maybe Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1898, Pleasington, Lancs. 41yrs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 15 Apr 1885 
    Children 
     1. Basil Marwood,   b. 26 Feb 1886, King Street, Blackburn? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1939, Pleasington Lodge, Nr Blackburn, Lancs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     2. Cyril Marwood, MC,   b. 5 Mar 1887, King Street, Blackburn? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1949, Pleasington Lodge, Nr Blackburn, Lancs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. Reginald Steven Marwood,   b. 2 Aug 1890, King Street, Blackburn? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1949, Pleasington Lodge. Buried at Ampleforth Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     4. Freda Mary Marwood,   b. 10 Oct 1891, Pleasington Lodge?, Nr. Blackburn, Lancashire, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN, Pleasington Lodge, Nr Blackburn, Lancs Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Mary Freda Marwood,   b. 10 Oct 1891, Pleasington Lodge, Nr. Blackburn, Lancashire, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1957, Pleasington Lodge, Nr Blackburn, Lancs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     6. Mary Muriel Marwood,   b. 15 Nov 1893, Pleasington Lodge, Nr. Blackburn, Lancashire, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1988, 18 Cloncurry Street, Fulham, London SW6 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     7. Gilbert Marwood,   b. 6 Feb 1894, Pleasington Lodge, Nr Blackburn, Lancs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1945, Pleasington Lodge, Nr Blackburn, Lancs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     8. Leo Walker Marwood,   b. 9 May 1896, Pleasington Lodge, Nr Blackburn, Lancs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1896, Infant Death Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. Mary Angela Marwood,   b. 8 May 1897,   d. 8 Mar 1955, Pleasington Lodge, Nr Blackburn, Lancs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Family ID F00053  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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  • Notes 
    • Fred T. Marwood and Pleasington Lodge Remembered
      April 20, 2011
      http://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/fred-t-marwood-and-pleasington-lodge-remembered/
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      Generations 1-3: Biographies,Obituaries, etc
      https://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/2020/02/07/generations-1-3-biographiesobituaries-etc/
      February 7 2020 -Justin Kirby
      Frederick Thomas Marwood (1857–1935) and Mary Agnes “Polly” Walker (1857-1898)
      There aren’t any official biographies for Fred and Polly that I have seen, although we do have photographs. However, we know he ran a Cork Factory and my mother did write up the following for me about him back in 2011 (see more here):
      Fred T. Marwood and Pleasington Lodge Remembered by Angela Kirby (née Birtwistle):
      When I last saw Pleasington Lodge, in about 1951 or 1952, it was largely unchanged from Edwardian days. Gas lamps, including the round glass street-lamps which lined the drive, red chenille table-cloths, bronze statues of women in Grecian drapes, holding up torcherres, art-deco bits and pieces, big Omari vases, a large brass gong in the hall, a mahogany barometer (tapped every morning), a glass -fronted long-clock with a big brass pendulum, a black grand piano (a Steinway, I think), covered with silver-framed photographs, and on which all three talented sisters played, both classical music and Music Hall songs, accompanying their brothers who did ‘comic turns’. Uncle Cyril’s Military Cross and citation were framed and hung in the drawing-room. The family governess, Miss Ethel Corbishley (some relation to Monsignor Corbishley), always called ‘Madame’, stayed on with the family and, when they grew up, helped to run the family Cork business, the office being in the handsome old Queen-Anne family house in King Street, Blackburn.. She eventually left (not sure why) in the fifties , when she was over eighty and, a short time after, was run-over and killed by a London bus.
      In true Victorian style, Fred was an inventor – patent corkscrews, one of which is still occasionally seen in pubs (or was until recently, a canon-like brass thing, fixed to the bar to remove crown corks) and, I have been told, the first golf bag on wheels and the first gas-oven with a door which opened downwards. I believe he sold his patents for about a fiver each.
      He was also very interested in medical matters, holding long correspondences with doctor and professors in England and Europe, many of whom addressed him as Doctor and he didn’t contradict them. He wrote a treatise on the dangers of salt consumption, a copy of which I have somewhere – it was probably self-published.
      Another theory of his was that that bathing in hot oil would cure rheumatism and arthritis. On one famous night, he got the servants to fill up a hip-bath in the kitchen with oil they had heated up, pan by pan, on the cooking range. He then sent them out of the room, took off his clothes and climbed in – so far, so good – but then he tried to get out. For a long time, he slipped and slithered without success. Eventually he had to call or ring for the servants to come back, which a last they did, modestly averting their eyes and holding out towels to shield his nudity. I don’t think he tried it again.
      Every year, except during WW1, he went off to the casino at Monte Carlo. I think he had ‘a system’ but it was not noticeably successful, alas !! He also fancied himself as looking like the king, George Vth, and had a photograph taken of himself in a hired Admirals dress-uniform, complete with cocked hat with feathers. Don’t know where that has got too.
      .....

      The caption for the photo below is from the Ampleforth Journal reads: “Reginald Marwood, aged 11, arrives on 12 September 1901 in a Renault car to start his school life at Ampleforth. Later, as Fr Stephen Marwood, he was the first Housemaster of St Oswald’s House at Ampleforth from 1926 to 1949 and I written more about him here.

      fr-stephen-marwood-photo

      My mother tells a story that when the Renault dealer first demonstrated the car to her grandfather it had trouble with the hills in Lancashire. It wasn’t long before her grandfather pointed out that the brochure had promoted the car’s hill climbing capabilities and apparently the dealer’s response with thick french accent was something along the lines of, ‘these are not hills, they are mountains’.
      ..............
      My mother has also written about how Fred’s family had both money and culture (see more here):
      They were multilingual and musical, living in delightful houses. King Street, Blackburn, where I think, Frederick was born, I remember well. It was a large beautiful Queen Anne town house, and the cork business was next door. Frederick was educated at a private school in Belgium and then at Cologne University. Catholic education was still illegal in England at that time, but his younger half-brother, Tom, was one of the first pupils at Ampleforth. It seems odd that they suddenly achieved this sort of social position and life-style from nowhere (especially as life was still difficult for catholics at the time) – surely it is more likely that they were indeed descended from a family of some substance?
      More on that in later generations, but she also thinks that Ethel may have been more than just the children’s governess after their mother’s death. And accompanied Fred on his trips to Monte Carlo.
      Polly died when my grandmother and her siblings were still young. It was believed that she was a relative of Sir Robert Peel, her first memory being of sitting on his knee in an open carriage, being driven through cheering crowds in Preston, Lancs. That’s not something I or anyone else has been able to establish. We do know quite a bit more about the Walkers and related families thanks to cousins census records and cousins who have got in touch. More on them and other branches in subsequent posts.
      Generations 1-3: Biographies,Obituaries, etc
      https://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/2020/02/07/generations-1-3-biographiesobituaries-etc/
      February 7 2020 -Justin Kirby
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      From Angela Kirby, March 2008
      I still believe that our branch probably did originate in Honiton and Widworthy. There was a branch of the Marwood family in Yorkshire, with a fine coat-of -arms and, i think, a baronetcy. If a Lanashire Marwood wanted to claim to be of a 'good' family, surely the Yorkshire branch would have been easier to discover and lay claim to, a more logical choice?

      Also, I wonder how, in the days before Google, easy access to old records, and easy travel, our branch would ever have known of the Devon family, let alone lay claim to it, unless they were indeed related in someway, however distantly (and possibly on the 'wrong side of the blanket'?)

      Another point. By the early to mid eighteen-hundreds, the family had both money and culture - they were multilingual and musical, living in delightful houses. King Street, Blackburn, where I think, Frederick was born, I remember well. It was a large beautiful Queen Anne town house, and the cork business was next door. Frederick was educated at a private school in Belgium and then at Cologne University. Catholic education was still illegal in England at that time, but his younger half-brother, Tom, was one of the first pupils at Ampleforth. It seems odd that they suddenly achieved this sort of social position and life-style from nowhere (especially as life was still difficult for catholics at the time) - surely it is more likely that they were indeed descended from a family of some substance?
      From Angela Kirby, March 2008

      21 October 2007
      WILLS
      1883 Edward Marwood (cork merchant) of 41 King Street, Blackburn, dd 1883 Oct 09 [57yrs] £3,888 13s to Edward Marwood son of Stoneycroft, Liverpool.

      1884 Mary Marwood of 41 King Street, Blackburn, dd 1884 Jul 25 [49yrs], £877 2s 11d, proved by Edward Marwood (cork merchant) of 30 Kremlin Drive, Stoneycroft, Liverpool, and Frederick Thomas Marwood.

      1906 Mary Agnes Marwood of Pleasington Lodge, Blackburn, dd 1898 May 04 [41yrs] wife of Frederick Thomas Marwood (cork merchant].

      1907 Annie Marwood of Beech Cottage, Allerton, Liverpool, dd 1906 Oct 26 [55yrs], effects to Edward Marwood (cork merchant).

      1935 Frederick Thomas Marwood of Pleasington Lodge, Blackburn, dd 1935 Sep 16, probate London Nov 07, to Basil Marwood, Cyril Marwood, Gilbert Marwood (cork merchants) effects £16,730 14s 8d.

      1939 Basil Marwood of The Lodge, Pleasington, Blackburn, dd 1939 Jan 16, at the Caefron Hotel, Ruthin, Denbighshire, probate London Mar 09, to Cyril Marwood and Gilbert Marwood (cork merchants) effects £3,679 7s. 9d.

      1945 Gilbert Marwood of The Lodge, Pleasington, Blackburn, dd 1945 Jan 27, to Cyril Marwood (crown cork manufacturer).

      1950 Cyril Marwood of The Lodge, Pleasington, Blackburn, dd 1949 Dec 17 probate London Mar 24 to Freda Mary Marwood and Angela Mary Marwood spinsters effects £19,805 9s.11d.

      1963 Freda Mary Marwood of The Lodge, Pleasington, dd 1963 Mar 07, £2,900.

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      AMPLEFORTH COLLEGE REGISTERS show:

      Thomas brn ? 1883-?
      Basil brn 1886 Feb 26 in school 1899-1901
      Cyril brn 1887 Mar 05 1899-1902
      Reginald brn 1890 Aug 02 1901-1907
      Gilbert brn ? 1906-1909

      On the assumption that the boys entered school at the age of 13. Thomas would have been born about 1870. Manifestly, this is not Frederick Thomas of Blackburn, who was born in 1858. But all are listed as from Blackburn.

      Reginald became Father Stephen, housemaster at the college, dying in December 1949.

      Weekly Despatch 1900 Jan 21
      Under the heading SHOULD SOLDIERS CARRY SHIELDS (presumably referring to the Boer War):
      Fred T. Marwood, of Pleasington, near Blackburn, sends to the Press a drawing of a shield for soldiers. His idea is a collapsible screen of light nickel steel plates, capable of being folded and opened for use. The screen, presenting an angular face, would turn aside a bullet without needing to be of any great thickness. [Copied]

      The Diary, issue 10, 11 July 202 [Ampleforth college]
      Photograph of Reginald Marwood aged 11 arriving on 12 September 1901 in a Renault car to start his school life at Ampleforth. Later, as Fr Stephen Marwood, he was the first Housemaster of St Oswald's House from 1926 to 1949. He died on 15 December 1949. [Copied]

      The Rev Fr Stephen (Reginald) Marwood OSB dd in January 1950 aged 59 while visiting his sick brother Cyril Marwood 62yrs at Pleasington, Blackburn. Fr Reginald was a housemaster at St Oswald's House, Ampleforth College, having become a monk after being educated there. The brothers had a sister who married a Birtwhistle. Reginald Marwood was born at Blackburn 1890 Dec Qr son of Frederick T. Marwood of Pleasington Lodge, and was a member of an old-established Blackburn Roman Catholic family.

      above from Alex Marwood
      Sent: 21 October 2007 16:12
      Subject: Lancashire Marwoods
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      Below information from Angela Kirby:

      The Marwood family (originally from Widworthy Hall, near, Honiton, Devonshire, but the links are lost, also the date and reason why our branch moved to Manchester as there was a fire in the Manchester house which destroyed all the family papers

      Great-grandfather Marwood, born Manchester October 31 st, 1827 died (Manchester or Blackburn?) October 3rd, 1883 (?)

      Great-grandmother Marwood, born Manchester, died Blackburn, (aged 41) November 18th, 1869

      Great-grandmother Walker of Ayneham Towers, Preston, died October 26th,
      1905, aged 75 (believed to be a relative of Robert (Sir) Peel, her first memory being of sitting on his knee in an open carriage, being driven through cheering crowds in Preston)

      Children- Leo, Charles, Stanley, (one of them lived at Brownedge House, Nr. Preston) and Mary (Marwood)

      Great Uncle Tom Marwood, b. Blackburn, November 27th 1873, m. Mabel Clerks of Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, died Hoghton, Lancashire, January l8th, 1955

      Great-Aunt Lily, b. B'burn, August 3rd, 1855.
      Great-Uncle Edward, b.April 1lth, 1853, B'burn, died May l0th, 1914
      m. Annie (?)- children - Constance, Dorothy (m. and div. A (fraudulent) solicitor, Pennington Reilly.and was mistress of Count Mennini, (Italy) and Monica,

      Great -Aunt Mary, March 18th 1851, M.(?) died 2nd September, 1904, Tapieyvilie (?), US some of her family lived at Berkeley, California
      Great-Aunt Louisa, b. May 27, 1872, (m. Lewis?) died November 4th, 1898, Sydenham London

      Grandfather Frederick Marwood, born Blackburn, October 3rd, 1857.
      (Inventor) died Pleasington, Lancs, 1936(?) married on April 15th 1885 to Mary (Polly) Walker of Ayneham Towers, Preston, Lancs, born February 16th, 1857 who died May 4th, 1898, Pleasington, Lancs.
      Their children, all born in Blackburn or at Pleasington Lodge, Nr Blackburn, Lancs -(and all but Muriel Mary (Mue) died there)
      Basil, b. February 26th, 1986, B'burn, died Pleasington Lodge, Jan 16th 194?
      Cyril, MC, b. March 5th, 1887, died Pleasington Lodge, Dec 17th 1949
      Reginald, b. August 2nd, 1890, Pleasington, Dec 15th 1949 (Dom Stephen Marwood, O.S.B)
      Mary Freda, b. October 10th, 1891,
      Mary Muriel, (Mue) b. November 15th
      m. James Astley Birtwistle of Northcote, Langho, Blackburn, 29.7.1915
      died 18 Cloncurry Street, Fulham, London SW6, 28th May 1988
      Gilbert, b. February 6th, 1894, Pleasington, d. Pleasington, January 27th, 1945
      Leo, born and died Pleasington, May 9th, 1896
      Mary Angela, b. November 11th, 1897, died Pleasington, March 9th 195?

      (all the Marwood boys, except Reginald, were commissioned and fought in the trenches in the First World War, Cyril also fought at Gallipoli
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      Letter from Angela Kirby
      Colyton Parish History Centre
      Sunday School Building,
      St. Andrews Church
      Colyton
      S Devon 28th October, 2007

      Dear Sirs,
      I am trying to fill in gaps in the history of my mother’s family. She was a Marwood, and although her father and grandfather were born in Manchester, it was known that they were from the Devonshire branch of the family, not the Yorkshire, but there was a fire at the family house in Manchester, in the mid eighteen-hundreds, and all records were lost. This is all we know -

      The Lanacashire branch of The Marwood family came, originally, from Widworthy Hall, near Honiton, Devonshire but the exact links are lost, also the date and reason why this branch moved to Manchester. There was a fire in the Manchester house in the mid-to late eighteen hundreds, which destroyed all the family papers. It is possible that the first Marwood to move north was a younger son, with his way to make, or that he was illegitimate, or, as the Lancashire branch were devout catholics, this may have caused a family rift.
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      These names and dates are mostly taken from my mother’s prayer-book

      My Great-grandfather Marwood, born Manchester October 31st, 1827
      died (Manchester or Blackburn?) October 3rd, 1883 (?)
      they had at least four children, including Edward, Lily and Frederick (see below) and there was a second wife with whom he had on son, Thomas, who married a Mable Clarke of Princes Risborough,
      Great-grandmother Marwood,(maiden-name unknown) born Manchester, died Blackburn,) November 18th, 1869
      Great-grandmother Walker of Ayneham Towers, Preston, died October 26th, 1905, aged 75(? maiden name unknown (believed to be a relative of Sir Robert Peel, her first memory being of sitting on his knee in an open carriage, being driven through cheering crowds in Preston)
      Her children- Leo, Charles, Stanley, (one of them lived at Brownedge House, Nr. Preston) and Mary (Marwood)=
      My Grandfather Frederick Marwood (Cork importer and Inventor)
      Born Blackburn, October 3rd, 1857
      Died at his home, Pleasington Lodge, Pleasington, Nr. Blackburn, Lancs, 1936(?)
      Married on April 15th 1885 to Mary (Polly) Walker of Ayneham Towers, Preston, Lancs, born February 16th, 1857, who died May 4th, 1898, Pleasington Lodge, Lancs
      Their children
      Basil, born Blackburn, February 26th, 1886, died Pleasington Lodge, Jan 16th, 1940s(?). Served in the Great War. No issue=
      Cyril, born Blackburn, March 5th, 1887, died Pleasington Lodge, December 17th, 1947. He was awarded the MC in the 1914-18 war. No issue.
      eginald (Dom. Stephen Marwood, OSB, of Ampleforth Abbey)
      born Pleasington Lodge, August 2nd, 1890, died there, December 19th 1949, No issue.
      Freda Mary, born Pleasington Lodge, October 10th, 1891, died thee, 1959 or 60? No issue.
      Muriel Mary (My Mother) , born Pleasington Lodge, November 15th, 1892, and died 18 Cloncurry Street, London SW6, May 28th, 1988
      (married James Astley Birtwistle at Pleasington Priory, July 29th,1915, Tthey had 8 children.)
      Gilbert, born Pleasington Lodge, February 6th,1894, died there, January 27th 1945 - served in the Great War
      Leo, born Pleasington Lodge March 9th, 1896, died there May 9th, 1896
      Angela Mary, born Pleasington Lodge, November 11th, 1897, died there, March 9th, 194?. No issue.
      (All the Marwood boys were educated at Ampleforth College, and were all, except Reginald, commissioned in the First World War, and served in the trenches. Cyril (MC) also fought at Gallipoli)
      This branch of the Marwood family has now died out
      I would be most grateful if you could suggest any way in which I might trace this branch of the family back to its roots in Devon.
      Yours faithfully
      Angela Kirby
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      Relations not yet sorted out -
      from Mue's family-
      Ethel (Sister Mary Edmund), probably a Walker)
      Aunt Agatha Psailer, connected with the Walkers) m. William de Freitas,
      Judge, of British Guyana.

      Mue's cousin Margerie who married Bertie Swanson of Northumberland (probably
      a Walker).

      Lily Bussey and her (iligit) son Francis Rose, a scientist (Petersfield)
      (Grandfather Marwood's half-sister?).

      The Lewises of London (Grandfather Marwood's relatives).
      from Granny B's family -
      The Astley-Belis, (Leonard and Merrick, maybe others, plus wives and
      children).
      Leonard lived in New York and was a president of Shell) -
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      Mr Fred T. Marwood - The Founder of Pleasington Golf Club
      http://www.pleasington-golf.co.uk/club/history.asp
      Club History
      Pleasington Golf Club was established in 1891 and opened as a nine-hole course. Set in some 142 acres of delightful East Lancashire open countryside, it was laid out with a hole cutter, hole guards and flags by George Lowe, the professional at Lytham St.Annes, at the invitation of Mr Fred T. Marwood (see photo) of Pleasington Lodge.

      In 1909 Alexander "Sandy" Herd was invited to plan the extension of the course to a full 18 holes. Sandy was the professional at Fixby Golf Club near Huddersfield. He had a fine reputation as a golf course architect and he was a very good golfer, having won the Open in 1902.

      He examined the land over the railway and made proposals for 8 holes on what was then known as the North Course, which with an extra hole on the original South Course, made up the first 18-hole course of about 5,000 yards. At the same time, the Club also built the first clubhouse, which was the scene of a fine dinner on Saturday 4th February 1911.

      The course has undergone many changes in subsequent years, and still continues to develop. Most recently, new blue championship tees have been opened on several holes, in particular extending the length of the 3rd, 8th and 17th holes, and creating a spectacular new blue tee high on the hill for the 12th hole.

      The Centenary book "Pleasington Golf Club 1891 - 1991" compiled and edited by Roland C. Peagram (past Captain 1987 and Vice President) gives much detail of the history of the Club.
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      https://patents.google.com/patent/US2801017
      “GB191203803A * 1912-02-15 1912-06-20 Frederick Thomas Marwood Improvements in Stoppering Devices for Bottles.” and a bit more, perhaps part of “ BOTTLE STOPPERS Filed Nov. 12, 1953 HVVENTOR.. BALDOMERO R/A CORTAT nited. States
      This invention relates to bottle or the like stoppers.
      The invention has for an object the provision of a bottle or the like stopper with manually operated means for extracting the stopper which does not require the use of any extraneous tool of any kind, such as a corkscrew.
      It is a further object of the invention to provide a stopper which is effective in use and simple to manufacture and which can be extracted from a bottle or the like by a simple twisting or turning movement.
      To this end, the present invention consists in an extracting device for a bottle or the like stopper of substantially cylindrical shape, which comprises an internally threaded ring having an internal diameter equal to that of the stopper and adapted to be screwed onto the stopper before the latter is inserted into the mouth of said bottle and to bear against the edge of the bottle mouth, the arrangement being such that by turning said ring in a direction against the bottle mouth causes the stopper to be extracted from the bottle. “