Monday, August 24, 2009

RL Steampunk: The Corkscrew

Located this quirky yet unique device to uncork a bottle of wine and decant it afterwards. The designer describes it...

In a nutshell, this elaborate corkscrew by British designers at Oneofonehundred is kind of like a cross between orrerys, elaborate clocks, and a Rube Goldberg machine—all wrapped up with a steampunk vibe.

Perhaps a bit of overkill, but its quite nice to see the device in action, especially watching the brass cog, flywheels and associated devices work in unison to perform its ultimate function - pour a glass of wine. A bit of overkill, but a marvel to watch - do enjoy!


Breezy Carver said...

*grin* Kudos Once Again Dr. Fabre!!
After watching the winding of the gears and cogs to pop the cork never mind pour a glass !!
How can one not wish to slip into a plush leather wing chair and savor,smell& enjoy the blush !
Who knew Prince ALbert and Bono interests in Steam punk *smiles*
thank YOU Sir ..
Miss Carver .

Dr. Rafael Fabre said...

@ Miss Carver - Thank you for your kind mention, madam. I've tried to stay of the 'vino', but at times, its much to enjoyable to quit! (Virtually speaking, of course).