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1978 Vulcan Thomason corkscrew No. 494 of 500

Listing # 15338
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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : $376.00
Starting bid: $290.00
# of bids: 5
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Wirtz, VA
Started: 10/31/2014 EDT
Ended: 11/9/2014 2:06:00 PM EDT
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DESCRIPTION

 

 

In 1978, W. H. Miller Gear Specialties Ltd. in England manufactured 500 numbered pieces of the "Vulcan". The reproduction of the 1802 Thomason patent corkscrew was made for Westol Wine Consultants. In 1980 a seller in England offered the corkscrew for £179 and in 1982 it was being sold in Canada for $549.50. Referring to a Thomason corkscrew in the Wine Museum of John Harvey in Bristol, John Barrett of Westol wrote "It seemed sad to me that no such quality instrument was available today. The ingenuity and sheer engineering quality shown by 19th Century manufacturers puts our modern 'bent ware' to shame." Barrett commissioned the limited production of the Vulcan and it is indeed a truly high quality corkscrew. Marked THE VULCAN No. 494.

 

CONDITION

Excellent

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