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Watch £100,000 corkscrew in action

4th September, 2012 by db_staff

Following on from our top 10 totally pointless wine accessories we’ve come across an eleventh: a £100,000 bottle opener.

As previously featured by the drinks business in the top 10 drinks gadgets, the contraption contains 300 brass steam engine parts weighing half a ton, which will uncork and pour a bottle of wine by winding a handle.

Creator Rob Higgs, described the giant bottle opener, which doubles as a sculpture, as “completely excessive”.

He also said, “This is a statement on the over industrialized society we live in with all the bells and whistles.”

The invention comprises not only scrap steam engine parts but also clock springs and cannonballs.

Watch the video below to see it in operation.

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