This amazing corkscrew contraption was invented by Rob Higgs. The amazing devices will cost between £75,000 – £100,000 and there will be only 25 made. The corkscrew has 300 moving parts and the aim for the designs is for them to be sold to modern hotels or bars.
Rob Higgs calls it the Steampunk screw and it took him 4 years to build the first one. He used parts salvaged from the skip, recycled material and custom made parts too.
Mr Higgs said:‘The majority of the corkscrew machine is stuff that I found in places like scrap yards, car boot sales and antique fairs. I also have a workshop which has tons of hoarded rubbish and piles of junk. It’s a useful brain exercise because it gives you ideas. It’s like going to a library.’
He added: ‘I don’t really design my work in the standard way. I never have it all in my head. It’s an organic evolution. The corkscrew just grew and grew. I kept on going and saying “it could do this and that. I just kept adding bits and making fantastical features.”
‘All the parts were moving so I had to remember which bits to keep clear, but that’s where the fun is, sticking bits on and chopping things up. You just keep going by putting things together and seeing if it works.’
Check the video below of this amazing design in action:
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