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**** Fifty Nifty **** (includes unusual variations)

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Current price : $210.00
Starting bid: $200.00
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Location: Orwell, VT
Started: 4/9/2010 12:01:00 PM EDT
Ended: 4/25/2010 3:00:00 PM EDT
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This is a collection of 50 Nifty including 18 unusual variations. They are all covered by US patent 1,207,100 Harry L. Vaughan, 5 Dec 1916.

Most have a standard familar format marked MADE & PATD IN U.S.A. VAUGHAN CHICAGO; with a rivet that holds the piece together and locks in the worm, a small crease on the side with the worm to hold it in place.

There are a few unusual variations.  These include - no patent markings, a starburst or "compliments of" just over the caplifter, Vaughn missing, no crease, markings split between two sides, a pin flattened on both sides in place of the rivet, lighter weight metal, and a very rare dimple where the back of the dimple locks in the worm instead of the crease.  (see the second picture above).


List of 18 Nifty with unusual variations

American Fuel Co. (no pat. mark)
Beck & Co  New York (star burst,med.wgt.)
Bob Marshall - Prop. (no pat. mark)
Bowman-Biltmore Hotels (no Vaughn, pin no rivet)
Brayton & Co. Inc  Utica, N.Y. (starburst)
Columbia Hotel (starburst)
Eagle 120 Malt (no crease)
Harry Dodge & Co.(Pat. Made in USA and Vaughn Chicago on opposite sides)
Hotel Del Monte   Delmonte, CAL. (starburst)
Lake Tarleton Club  Pike N.H. (no Pat. mark)
Macy Drug (star burst, pin not rivet)
N.E. Lynch  Burlington, VT (compliments of in the Starburst position)
N.M.Turi & Co.  Louisville, KY. (lighter weight metal - dimple)
Old Silas More Whiskey (light weight metal and dimple no crease prototype?)
Old Stock Ale (pin no rivet, no pat.)
Ottman and Company New York (pin no rivet)
Salaberry Brewing Co  Valleyfield, Que. (unusual mark, no Vaughn)
Samovar Cafe  Chicago, ILL. (compliments of in starburst position)

list of 32 standard Nifty

Aerial Tramway, N.H.
A. R. Purdy Lyndhurst, N.J.
Atlas Liquor Company
Bohack’s Fine Liquor & Wines Richmond Hill, L. I.
Broadway Sports Palace
Chippewa Liquor Store, Chippewa, WA.
Community Liquor Shop, Inc
Fanner Chaplets (The Fanner Mfg. Co. Clevand)
Gallagher & Burton (2)
Gardiner's Garage
Kessler  Smooth as Silk   Lawerenceburg, IND.  blended whiskey (2)
Los Angeles Biltmore
Franklin Moore Harrisburg, PA
Motorists Wise SIMONIZ (2)
Nifty (2)
O'Neill's Liquor Store  N.Y.C.
Palmer House   Chicago
Pelican Bar Clearwater Beach, FLA.
Rely On Eli
Sam Zalutka Liquors  Endicott
Statler and Statler  operated hotels (2)
Stone's Grille  Ohio
The Bowman - Hotels (2)
The Greenbrier
Trumbull Liquor Store
Tulane Fruit Co.

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