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Ellis Collection.- Gold Miniature Screwpull

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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : (GBP) £275.00
(USD) $341.66
Starting bid: (GBP) £80.00
(USD) $99.39
# of bids: 19
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Luton, Beds
Started: 11/2/2012 EDT
Ended: 11/17/2012 1:14:37 PM EDT
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Gold Miniature Screwpull

This delightful gold miniature Screwpull was a limited edition gift to co-workers of Herb Allen. It is marked “Screwpull” on one side of the frame.  It is much nicer than my poor photos suggest.  It is very small - 3.3cms closed.
The famous Screwpull corkscrew was developed by oilman Herbert Allen, a prolific inventor. Born in Texas, to poor parents, he made his fortune inventing tools for the oil industry and for jet engines. In 1951 he travelled to Europe where he tasted wine for the first time. One taste quickly turned into a passion and over the next 20 years, he assembled one of the best wine cellars in Texas. 
His work on Screwpull began in 1975. The impetus for the invention came from his wife who had a particularly frustrating experience opening a bottle of wine. After trying a number of different corkscrews, all unsuccessfully, she gave up and presented her husband with the engineering challenge of a lifetime: to produce a corkscrew that would extract the cork effortlessly and perfectly every time. In 1979 the Screwpull Table Model was born. 


Condition – Excellent

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