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FRANK ELLIS COLLECTION: Twigg Patent

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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : (GBP) £977.90
(USD) $1,303.87  ( Reserve met )
Starting bid: (GBP) £250.00
(USD) $333.33
# of bids: 9
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Location: Luton, Beds
Started: 10/21/2008 4:38:02 PM EDT
Ended: 11/16/2008 1:13:43 PM EDT
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Twigg’s Patent all steel corkscrew with top catch piece.   Marked “G. TWIGG’S PATENT ENGLAND OCTOBER 10 1867” on one side of the frame and “G. TWIGG’S PATENT U.S. AMERICA JAN.21 1868” on the other side.  This was the first British corkscrew to be patented in the USA  in 1868.

Very good condition, bare steel with small traces of old bronze wash visible in corners.  17.5 cm long.

(Ref Wallis page 51 and O’Leary page 35)  

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