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Screwpull: Creation & History of a High-tech Corkscrew by Donald Minzenmayer

Screwpull: Creation & History of a High-tech Corkscrew by Donald Minzenmayer

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After more than two centuries, the process of opening a bottle of wine changed significantly in the 1970s with the introduction of the Screwpull. This is the story of the development and realization of one of the best devices in the world for removing a cork from a wine bottle, the Screwpull, and its inventor, Herbert Allen. Alongside hundreds of examples of experimental prototypes, patent drawings, and many production models, the story unfolds to reveal Allen's conceptualization of how the Screwpull should work and how imitation knockoffs affected his market. The story goes on to detail the events following Mr. Allen's death--the transfer of the company to LeCreuset of France and the production of new models. A beautifully illustrated and detailed history of this remarkable product, Screwpull is the perfect addition to the libraries of corkscrew collectors, product designers, those with good taste, and wine aficionados.

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  • Screwpull: Creation & History of a High-tech Corkscrew

    Donald Minzenmayer


  • Binding: Hard Cover with dust jacket

    Copyright: 2013

    Pages: 176

    Size: 9 x 12 in.

    Condition: New

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