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RARE DECORATED COLUMBUS DRP NO 70879

Listing # 15671
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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : (EUR) €350.00
(USD) $387.13
Starting bid: (EUR) €350.00
(USD) $387.13
# of bids: 1
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Started: 10/31/2014 EDT
Ended: 11/9/2014 3:27:24 PM EDT
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DESCRIPTION

Eduard Becker obtained a German patent number 70789, on March, the 7th, 1893. A few months later, on September 23, an English patent number 17924 was obtained for the same design and also an American patent number 518018, on April 10th.

This corkscrew is the decorated version of the most common version of Becker’s patent. It also has the spring on the shaft and the blocking ring, but a more interesting frame. The frame is markedCOLUMBUSon one side and DRP NO 70879 on the other.

It can be seen in Ferd. Peters’ book, Mechanical Corkscrews, page 96.

CONDITION

The corkscrew is in very good condition, very good and visible markings.

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