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Ellis Coll.- Knife Sharpener - Taft's US Pat. Handle 1874

Listing # 10552
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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : (GBP) £485.00
(USD) $646.67
Starting bid: (GBP) £160.00
(USD) $213.33
# of bids: 19
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Luton, Beds
Started: 11/2/2012 EDT
Ended: 11/11/2012 1:02:12 PM EDT
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DESCRIPTION

Knife Sharpener - Taft’s US Patent Handle with Corkscrew 1874

This rare? large knife sharpener has Taft’s Patent cutlery handle, which unscrews to reveal a corkscrew.  The end of the handle is a thin brass? tube with a threaded pattern which acts as a sheath for the corkscrew on the end of the sharpener.  The brass fitting between the sharpener and corkscrew is marked “Pat.Aug.11.74, Mar.16.23 & 30.75”.  This is for O.W. Taft’s 1874 and 1875 US Patents for “Handle for Cutlery” and “Table Implements” – the latter showing the corkscrew.  The Sharpener is marked “Cast Steel”. This is a heavy piece, 32.5 cms long.

See O’Leary – Corkscrews – page 185 for patent drawing.  There is no photo.  An example with a different tool was shown at the ICCA 2012 meeting in Chicago.

CONDITION

Condition – Very good, handle has good patina, some marks on sharpener, worm is intact, some rusting / loss of plating on worm.

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