In 836 color photographs and engaging text, this book provides the reader with a superb survey of hundreds of corkscrews, all accompanied by their original boxes, wrappers, and packaging. Old and new corkscrews (both 19th and 20th centuries) of every variety are on display, including bar mounts, direct pulls, figurals, lazy tongs, levers, prong pullers, and the Waiter's Friend. Also included are useful details about the manufacturers, their trademarks, and copyrights--much of this information coming straight from the original packaging. Current values are included in the captions.
Don Bull is a retired executive with an unquenchable thirst for corkscrews and corkscrew knowledge. In 1978, Don published his first book on beer advertising openers and corkscrews. He has over 4000 items from 20 years of collecting.