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British Patent No. 3,179 by Wm Edward Hipkins 1879

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Current price : $4,500.00
Starting bid: $4,500.00
# of bids: 1
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Location: Wirtz, VA
Started: 1/25/2014 EDT
Ended: 2/4/2014 2:18:17 PM EDT
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Click on a picture to enlarge or download file. British Patent No. 3,179 by Wm Edward Hipkins 1879 British Patent No. 3,179 by Wm Edward Hipkins 1879 British Patent No. 3,179 by Wm Edward Hipkins 1879 British Patent No. 3,179 by Wm Edward Hipkins 1879


Rare version of William Edward Hipkins’ British Patent No. 3,179 of August 6, 1879.

Usually seen with a wire worm but this example has a speed worm. I asked another collector who owns a Lever-Rack with a web helix about it and he replied "The worm attachment looks fine to me also, but the base is different.  Yours has a square base.  On my web helix, the round shaft goes directly into the button.  I would think that  yours may be an earlier version.”

 Marked G. F HIPKINS PATENT & SON PATENT and LEVER RACK. Smooth operation.

Close up photos of the worm attachment are shown in the photos.

 I am offering for sale the wine antiques collection of Carroll Johnson.  A very discriminating collector, Carroll sought wine antiques in very good condition for over 35 years. Over 200 of Carroll’s wine antiques are shown in the book Wine Antiques & Collectibles. These include cradles, coasters, tastevins, bin labels, bottles, chariots, coopers’ tools, vineyard tools, corkers, bungs, and much more. A handful of his 2000+ corkscrews are also shown. Carroll became a member of the International Correspondence of Corkscrew Addicts in 1989 at the invitation of Bob Nugent.



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