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Author Topic: Steampunk Corkscrew  (Read 1693 times)
Flint Fischer
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« on: March 07, 2012, 07:49:29 pm »

Apologies if this has been posted previously, but I feel as though I'm morally obligated to show this here. Delightfully impractical and over-engineered; the way I like it. Not my design, of course.

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 07:59:58 pm »

Beautifull
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 08:03:07 pm »

I love it!

Waiters the world over may need to seek new employment, as they are replaced by this elegant little machine.
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 08:45:49 pm »

This is Magnificent
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 08:57:01 pm »

Ah yes, there have been (from my quick use of the search tool) six threads about this contraption, however as yours has the only working video I shan't bother merging them all to one super topic Smiley

A lovely piece, truly wonderful.
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 08:59:51 pm »

That's one of the best things I've ever seen
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2012, 10:11:58 pm »

My goodness - that would save the effort of a regular corkscrew for ones staff ;-)

Seriously impressive engineering there though!
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2012, 10:54:18 pm »

OOOOOH - there is a "For Sale or Hire" on the front of the machine - right at the very beggining.
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2012, 09:53:24 pm »

Is it only nostalgia (for a time I've never witnessed) that makes this device look beautiful, not only in its design, but its sheer physical appearance? 

Is it merely that brass's golden tones make any metal fitting look decorative?  Or it the slight "roundedness" of each piece?  I was at the hardware store today, and most of the metal components seem so...sharp-edged. 

Whatever reason, I find this device gorgeous. 
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2012, 02:00:03 pm »

I absolutely love the complexity of it.

And it looks great while being that complex...
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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2012, 08:02:46 pm »

What's even lovelier is that its complexity is obviously functional...all those parts allow it to go just so far into the cork before withdrawing, remove the cork from the screw after it's out, set off the weight-driven "pouring" function, etc.

In one sense, it's like a Rube Goldberg device--it's a complicated mechanism to accomplish something you could easily (sort of) do by hand. 

But in the other (more important, IMHO) sense, it's not--it contains no superfluous parts or unnecessary steps.  (As far as I can tell, at any rate.)

It's delightful.  I almost want to have its baby.  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2012, 09:02:50 am »

my post was obviously a re-post.... hereby retracted...
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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2012, 11:16:24 am »

I've posted this on the "Hilarious pictures you've found on the internet." thread at March 9th. So my post was a repost.
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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2012, 11:51:03 am »

What's even lovelier is that its complexity is obviously functional...all those parts allow it to go just so far into the cork before withdrawing, remove the cork from the screw after it's out, set off the weight-driven "pouring" function, etc.

In one sense, it's like a Rube Goldberg device--it's a complicated mechanism to accomplish something you could easily (sort of) do by hand. 

But in the other (more important, IMHO) sense, it's not--it contains no superfluous parts or unnecessary steps.  (As far as I can tell, at any rate.)

It's delightful.  I almost want to have its baby.  Cheesy

I would want to see those babies  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2012, 05:18:59 pm »

I suspose it could be re-worked into anti-hysteria device.  Shocked
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« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2012, 09:24:27 pm »

I think it's absolutely marvellous and extremely ingenious!! Where can we get plans for this?!?!
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« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2012, 10:32:47 am »

I read yesterday that a company has made about twenty of these for sale... at around £100,000 each.  Personally I'd prefer the challenge of having a go at building one!
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« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2012, 06:14:23 am »

Dear Santa...
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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2012, 04:21:26 pm »

This lovely machine was on the BBC's The One Show Last week!!
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« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2012, 06:10:11 pm »

Such a beautiful contraption!

From now on, this is the only way I shall drink wine, and I bet it would taste all the better for it.
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« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2012, 03:19:38 pm »

Simply superb Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2012, 08:25:08 pm »

Just stumbled upon this and thought that I'd share it with you motley crew - enjoy...

Rob Higgs
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« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2012, 09:44:32 pm »

Just stumbled upon this and thought that I'd share it with you motley crew - enjoy...

Rob Higgs


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Perfectly wonderful everyone should have one as a human right.
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« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2012, 10:22:32 pm »

Very nice piece of machinery, but there was already one thread from that thing. Smiley

http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,35277.0.html
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« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2012, 10:41:46 pm »

     That is awesome! Unfortunately, "Awesome!" is far too often a synonym for "horrendously impractical and over-the-top".
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