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Extremely Rare Pitt & Norgrove US/British Patent

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Current price : $9,000.00  ( Reserve met )
Starting bid: $2,500.00
# of bids: 7
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Decatur, TN
Started: 10/21/2008 9:26:38 PM EDT
Ended: 11/16/2008 1:07:00 PM EDT
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This is extremely rare. Marked IMPERIAL" MF'G CO. CHICAGO PAT.D. AUG 15, 82.

Patents: British Provisional Patent 4,463, Joseph Pitt and John Thomas Norgrove, 13 Oct 1881
US Patent 262,613, Joseph Pitt, 15  Aug 1882

References:  O'Leary Corkscews page 63; Peters Mechanical Corkscres pages 35 and 232; Wallis British Corkscrew Patents page 89.

A similar Pitt patent sold in a private sale in September of 2005 for $12,000: and in August of 2007 on Ebay for $8270 (under bidder was a corkscrew dealer). Documentation of these sales will be provided to the buyer.  Profits from the sale of the piece will be donated to ICCAuctions for the cost of software improvements.

Piece in excellent shape.  Satisfaction and authenticity guaranteed.

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