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Robert Jones 1 corkscrew- 1st British Registered Design-1840

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Current price : $1,495.00  ( Reserve met )
Starting bid: $500.00
# of bids: 3
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Williamsburg, va
Started: 11/4/2016 EDT
Ended: 11/13/2016 2:09:00 PM EDT
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Add this classic & "classy" mid-19th Cent. "ROBERT JONES 1" English corkscrew to your English collection....

ScrewCode* MUu080: Bone handle with threaded steel shank acting through a long brass barrel, 2 spikes, tapered wire helix, bottle brush & hanging ring. This first British Registered Design (No. 423) for a corkscrew was issued to Robert Jones & Son, August 10, 1840. It is marked "ROBERT JONES & SON BIRMINGHAM, REGISTERED No 423, 8TH OCTR 1840". Also marked "VR" with a crown in the middle.

Operation:  Ferd Peters writes "---- Before penetration of the worm, the tube is lowered, and the two spikes are pushed into the cork to stabilize the corkscrew.  The frame rests on the neck of the bottle and assists in centering the worm into the cork.  Penetration of the worm is stopped when the inner threaded shaft is screwed into the tube.  The spikes and worm then firmly grip the cork and turning of the handle causes rotation of the cork disrupting the adhesions of the cork with the bottle.  Continuing the rotary action with a slight upward pull extracts the cork.  The cork may be removed from the worm afterwards by turning the handle counterclockwise; the spikes prevent the cork from turning."    

N.B.  This corkscrew has the original Christie's auction tag for Lot 55, for the Christie's 22 Nov. 1995 auction and was purchased for my collection at that time.                                                                                                    

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Fine condition with closed 2 "checks" on the bone handle, sharp helix tip.

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