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  • Darwin Foye
    13 July, 2012 at 11:08

    How big is it? What is the “scale”? Perhaps it’s a gardening tool, or a giant injector for cattle medicine?

    • Christine Humphrey
      13 July, 2012 at 11:17

      It’s about 4 feet long…It is wine related.

      • Steve Hagata
        13 July, 2012 at 14:46

        I believe it is a means for injecting anti-phylloxera chemicals into the soil.

        • Christine Humphrey
          13 July, 2012 at 14:58

          That crossed my mind when I first saw it. I’m still not sold on the tire-bouchon response.

  • Terry Graue
    13 July, 2012 at 11:19

    Would the vinter use it to take samples out of the barrels?

  • Linda
    13 July, 2012 at 11:52

    looks like a cork puller

    • Christine Humphrey
      13 July, 2012 at 12:15

      We have a winner! When I asked the winery what it was, I was told an antique “Tire-Bouchon”, which is the French term for corkscrew or cork pull. There was no hole on the end for extraction. When I questioned why there was no “screw” per se, I was told politely. “Yes, Madame, it is a tire-bouchon!”

      • Steve Hagata
        13 July, 2012 at 14:48

        Ooops-Should have read further.

  • Cathy Henton
    15 July, 2012 at 04:33

    I think Steve is right on this one Christine. It’s a syringe used to inject Carbon bisulphide into the vineyards during the Phylloxera crisis. Was it at Chateau Villeneuve?

    • Christine Humphrey
      15 July, 2012 at 09:43

      I agree. I think so too. Yes, it was. I went back through my photos as it was not on the schedule.