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Thomason Variant III - Ne Plus Ultra

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Current price : (GBP) £700.00
(USD) $869.67
# of bids: 0
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Location: UK
Started: 11/4/2022 EDT
Ended: 11/13/2022 4:01:00 PM EDT
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Wally Mellors Collection Ref X004 Uncatalogued

This is a nice example of an early version of the Thomason III variant, with an oval brass handle, a turned wood handle, originally fitted with a brush, and bearing a tablet on the brass barrel marked “THOMASON’S PATENT, NE PLUS ULTRA”. One of the rarer variants of the Edward Thomason 1802 British Patent No. 2617. See pages 16-18, British Corkscrew Patents from 1795 by Fletcher Wallis.

Overall closed length 175mm


Good condition overall with nice patina and undamaged worm. Some small dents in brass barrel. The brush is missing, with some damage to wood handle around the hole where the brush fits (see photos).

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