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Cork Cutter Set---Unique and Interesting

Listing # 11639
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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : $105.00
Starting bid: $105.00
# of bids: 1
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: North Hills, CA
Started: 4/19/2013 EDT
Ended: 4/27/2013 1:05:59 PM EDT
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DESCRIPTION

Unique Cork Cutter Set

 Not something you see everyday–at least now.  There was a time, however, when a set of these cork cutters was a standard tool in apothecary shops and chemist and drug stores.  Although the process was a little more complicated, basically the druggist, for example, would select one of these cutter tubes of a size to fit the bottle he needed to stopper.  He would then push or drive the sharpened end of the tube through a slab of raw cork to get his cork for the bottle.  Of course, the cork ended up inside the tube generally, so most sets came with a “pusher” or extractor rod (as this one does) which could be inserted into the top of the tube to dislodge the cork.

 Some sets had as many as 15 or so cutter tubes nested together, though this one has only 8.   The sizes are graduated from the smallest measuring at about 1/8th inch to the largest being about one-half inch.  Each of the hollow tubes has a quite sharp cutting edge at the bottom.  I find no markings on this set.

I consider this example to be in excellent condition.  The plating is 100% intact and the cutter tubes are sharp.

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Please ask any questions before bidding at wirehelix@yahoo.com

Payment, Postage and Insurance

 All Buyers---Please DO NOT PAY until you have received your invoice with payment instructions..

 U.S. Buyers----Payment by check preferred.  Buyers to pay postage, Delivery Confirmation and insurance (if desired). If possible, shipping will be by Flat Rate Priority box unless requested or required otherwise because of size and/or weight.  Flat Rate boxes vary depending on size of box required.  If containers other than the USPS Flat Rate boxes are required, postage is by weight and can vary accordingly.  If you need shipping and/or insurance cost estimates, just let me know. Registered Mail is also available for an additional cost for more valuable item.

International Buyers---Please DO NOT PAY until you have received your invoice.  For shipping costs---please inquire since international shipping costs vary widely depending on destination, weight, size of box and value. I will do my best to provide as accurate an estimate as possible prior to actual shipment.

All Buyers: Please do not pay until you have received my invoice. It will be emailed as quickly as possible after the auction.

Please email any questions before bidding at wirehelix@yahoo.com

 

CONDITION

I consider this example to be in excellent condition.  The plating is 100% intact and the cutter tubes are sharp.

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