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Rare “Archimedes” German Corkscrew

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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : $4,660.00  ( Reserve met )
Starting bid: $100.00
# of bids: 60
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: North Hills, CA
Started: 4/9/2009 2:34:03 PM EDT
Ended: 4/26/2009 2:19:05 PM EDT
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Rare "Archimedes" German Corkscrew

This "Archimedes" corkscrew was registered in Germany by Ferd Herbertz of Solingen in July, 1902. The design incorporated two small "star" shaped wheels on the inside of each arm of the frame. These were placed so they would hold the cork to prevent it from turning as it was withdrawn from the bottle.

I consider this example to be in overall good condition. Notwithstanding the somewhat rough surface, this rare piece is original and fully functional including the shank spring and star-wheels which rotates freely. It is fully marked with "Archimedes" and the DRGM number, but the markings are indistinct.

In any condition, this is a rare piece.

See photo and Peters, "Mechanical Corkscrews", page 100 and 238.


Note--U.S. buyers —Please NO NOT use Paypal. Payment by check or money order is preferred. Please see further payment, postage and insurance information below.


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Payment, Postage and Insurance

U.S. buyers:

PaymentI prefer payment by personal check or money order. Western Union is also an alternative payment method. If you pay by check or MO, so there is no delay in getting your corkscrew(s), I will mail the package as soon as you let me know your check/MO has been mailed.

Postage:For this item, postage is a flat rate $11.05 ($14.50/2 lbs or $17.75/3 lbs). This includes insurance up to $300 value (if desired), and Delivery Confirmation. For values over $300, please add an additional $5.55 for values up to $400; $6.50 for values $400.01 to $500; $7.45 for values $500.01 to $600, $8.40 for values $600.01 to $700 and $9.35 for values $700.01 to $800. For final values over $800, I recommend Registered Mail. I combine shipping for multiple items. Please note that once mailed, I can not be responsible for damage or loss. By bidding, buyers agree to accept all risk. In the unlikely event of a problem, I will provide insurance and postage receipts for the buyer to file the insurance claim with the post office. Please be assured, however, that I packer well, and always attach the mailing information securely to the item inside the package should it become separated.


International buyers:

Payment--I prefer payment by Western Union if possible, though I will accept Paypal. I also accept personal checks if payable in U. S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. Bank (please, NO international money orders).

Postage–Since the U.S. Postal Service offers a number of options for international postage, depending on the level of security desired and customs issues, please contact me well before the close of auction for available options and an estimate of costs. The cost of postage will include the purchase of a Certificate of Mailing. Since I can not be responsible once I have mailed the item, by bidding the bidder agrees to accept all risk of damage or loss, and that in the unlikely event of such problem, I will only be responsible for providing the buyer with the postage receipt and the Certificate of Mailing as proof the item was mailed. Please be assured, however, that I pack well, and always attach the mailing address securely to the item inside the package should it become separated.  


All Buyers at end of auction:

Please wait for my invoice before making payment!!!!

The invoice will include all costs and payment information. I usually email invoices within 24 hours of the close of the auction.


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