Corkscrews: A Collector's Guide

Corkscrews: A Collector's Guide

by Frank Ellis
     
 

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847971135
Publisher:
Crowood Press, Limited, The
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Frank Ellis is cofounder of the Association of British Corkscrew Devotees and Enthusiasts. Sadly, Frank passed away in 2008, and this book was completed by his widow, Barbara Ellis, with whom he had already co-written a book on British-registered corkscrew designs. 

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