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The corkscrew was invented in the seventeenth century, the original design being based on a device for withdrawing a ramrod from a gun barrel. Since then thousands of different versions have been produced, from beautifully hand-crafted corkscrews to novelty and comedy varieties. Today, corkscrews and bottle openers are common objects in many households, and will continue to be so for as long as the cork is used as a bottle closure. This book traces the history of the corkscrew, illustrates many different kinds and explains how they work and how they were made. It also covers other tools used for opening bottles sealed with various caps or stoppers.

About the Author

Evan Perry was an avid collector and traveler. Born in London in 1918, he started collecting at the age of ten with a few weapons left him by an uncle. He worked in various museums, including the Armouries of the Tower of London and the Royal Pavilion, Brighton. His interest in corkscrews started when he saw a vintner's collection of corkscrews in Paris and was captivated by their variety and charm.

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wendibrown, June 4, 2013 (view all comments by wendibrown)
I think this is a very good book. I have been searching for price guides for my late husbands collection of bottle openers for about 3 years and this book is a very good price too!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780747802815
Author:
Perry, Evan
Publisher:
Shire
Subject:
General
Subject:
Kitchenware
Subject:
Kitchen utensils
Subject:
Decorative arts
Subject:
Corkscrews - History
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shire Library
Series Volume:
59
Publication Date:
20090623
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
48 B/W
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.27x5.89x.11 in. .19 lbs.

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