(Vintage) Corkscrews by: Frank & Barbara Ellis
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Although most of us have a corkscrew in the kitchen, we remain largely unaware of the many different types and designs of corkscrews that have been developed over the last three hundred years. Since the 18th century, inventors have devised increasingly ingenious methods of removing corks from bottles of wine, beer, champagne, perfume, and medicine, using the laws of physics, the skills of mechanical engineering, the science of new materials, and the artistic aspects of design.
This book reveals the divers and amazing corkscrews that have been created over the years and aims to spur the reader on to collecting these fascinating and useful items.
Written with the beginner collector in mind, the book starts with the most basic corkscrews and works through the different types, explaining the mechanisms that pull out the cork. Examples given include the more common, easily found pieces, but also includes the rarer pieces the colloctor can aspire to obtain.
- Reference #
- Alcohol & Tobacco
- Width: 7.75 inches
- Height: 10 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 2.5 pounds