CORKSCREWS
EAN13
9780764300189
ISBN
978-0-7643-0018-9
Éditeur
- Livre en langue etrangère -
Poids
1500 g
Fiches UNIMARC
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Corkscrews

- Livre en langue etrangère -

Indisponible
FRED O'LEARY

The evolution of corkscrew design is clearly presented in extensive text and displayed in over 500 photographs -over 450 in color -and 1000 U. S. Patents dating from 1851 to 1994. The book is arranged chronologically to show the development of designs. Historic overviews at the beginning of each chapter relate certain cultural events that affected the popularity of corkscrews and the need for new designs. Here is a progression of corkscrews from common to unique, in materials from metals to plastics, and in value from inexpensive to priceless. The author's clever insights and wit make this a delightful read with thumbnail sketches of people and events and friendly wise cracks that we, too, might think but usually refrain from saying.

ED: SCHIFFER, 23 x 31 cm, 342 pages, hardback
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