Wednesday, 25 July 2007

*Gut twisting engine auctioned at Bonhams.

Bonhams Angling Sale, last Saturday, July 21, at Henley-on-Thames contained a GUT TWISTING ENGINE. It was made for the Great Exhibition of 1851 and made over $5,000.

Sounds horrible, like something out of a torture chamber, but it was actually a silver plated brass tool used to turn horsehair into fishing line.

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