Corkscrews


By Frank Ellis
ISBN: 9781847971135
PUBLISHED: 2009
PAGES: 240
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246 x 189 mm
INSIDE: 436 colour photographs

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 eighteenth 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 diverse and amazing corkscrews that have been created over the years and aims to spur the reader on to collecting these fascinating and useful items.

Topics covered: Design features Corkscrew terminology Recognizing patents and registered designs Understanding the SCRewBase© cataloguing system Corkscrews from around the world

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