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Ellis Collection - The Butler French Patent 1920

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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : (GBP) £1,400.00
(USD) $1,866.67
Starting bid: (GBP) £1,400.00
(USD) $1,866.67
# of bids: 1
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Luton, Beds
Started: 4/19/2013 EDT
Ended: 4/28/2013 2:59:00 PM EDT
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The Butler French Patent 1920

Rare unusual extendable double lever corkscrew marked “The Butler, Trademark” on both outer sides of the lever and “Made in France” on the inner side.  This is the British version of the 1920 French patent of Leo Debeaurin, which was also patented in the UK in 1919.  It has a dumb-bell shaped thin steel handle linking the 2 lever arms.  13 cms closed.

See Ellis & Ellis – Corkscrews page 117, Bidault – Brevets de Tire-Bouchons Francais page 172, Peters - Mechanical Corkscrews page 217, Wallis – British Corkscrew Patents page197.


Condition – good, loss of plating on frame and levers, some rusting and pitting, worm is intact, mechanism works OK.

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