Vintage Corkscrew Auctions from
This listing is closed.

Ellis Collection - Henshall Unmarked Soho Patent

Listing # 28483
Bidder or Seller? Sign in for your status.
Listing Format: Auction
Current price : (GBP) £158.50
(USD) $177.59
Starting bid: (GBP) £90.00
(USD) $100.84
# of bids: 9
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Luton, Beds
Started: 11/5/2021 EDT
Ended: 11/13/2021 3:24:00 PM EDT
 Ask the seller a question
 Mail this auction to a friend!
Watch this item!
Click on a picture to enlarge or download file. Ellis Collection - Henshall Unmarked Soho Patent Ellis Collection - Henshall Unmarked Soho Patent Ellis Collection - Henshall Unmarked Soho Patent

Ellis Collection - Henshall Unmarked Soho Patent   

Nice small corkscrew which is an unmarked example of the first corkscrew patent in the world granted to the Reverend Samuel Henshall in 1795. 
It has a simple turned wooden handle with a brush at one end, a nice balustered shaft with decorative line pattern, and a steel button which is plain on both sides and slightly concave underneath, just like the patented examples. 
It has a simple wire worm. 
A nice example if you want to pretend you have one! 
11.5 cms

See Ellis & Ellis – Corkscrews – page 86, Wallis – British Corkscrew Patents – page 13, Giulian – Corkscrews of the 18th Century – page 157, Peters - Mechanical Corkscrews – page 49


Condition – Very good, wooden handle has indent marks on one side and slight damage underneath at one end, dark patina steel, button has marks and scratches, there is no movement of the shaft in the handle, worm is intact.

Shipping Cost:

To be determined.

Seller accepts PayPal payments
Payment Details:

Paypal, Bank Transfer or UK Check.

Seller would appreciate if items over £500 GB pounds value could be paid by Bank Transfer and not Paypal.  This is due to major problems experienced previously with Paypal, plus their very high fees.  Bank details will be sent on request.

Bidding is closed for this item.
This item has been viewed times.
2/2/2023 10:40:35 AM  Contact  |   Terms & Conditions  |   Privacy Policy  |   About Us  |   Fees
Copyright © 2023 Collector Corkscrews. All Rights Reserved. No part of this web page may be reproduced in any way, or by any means, without the prior written permission of ICCAuctions Collector Corkscrews.