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Corking machine

By 14 April, 2023 No Comments

Object of the Month - August 2023

Every month, the Museum of the Oldest Appellation in the World highlights one of the objects on display at our permanent exhibition. Discover the object of the month and find out more about our history.

The corking machine, as the name implies, was an instrument used to cork bottles. The presence of this device from the beginning of the 20th century, demonstrates that the company was already betting on the mechanization of its manufacturing process. This instrument also bears the mark of the manufacturer A. Flach Wiesbaden, thus being a German model.

This object comes from the Real Companhia Velha cellars, located in Vila Nova de Gaia. As such, it is part of the collection of industrial wine heritage on display in the lobby of the Museum of the Oldest Appellation in the World. The set of which it is part of emphasizes precisely the industrialization and development of the company’s wine production.

Iron and wood

20th century

Real Companhia Velha

Height: 96 cm x Length: 101 cm x Width: 37 cm