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Ellis Collection - Henshall Unmarked Soho Patent

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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
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DESCRIPTION

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

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.

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