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Turning Head Old Snifter Figural--1935 Schuchardt Patent

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Current price : $125.00
Starting bid: $125.00
# of bids: 1
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Location: North Hills, CA
Started: 4/9/2010 12:01:00 PM EDT
Ended: 4/25/2010 2:42:00 PM EDT
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Turning Head Old Snifter Figural

-1935 Schuchardt Patent-

This turning head Old Snifter seems to have been the last variation of the so-called “Kirby” corkscrews.  This particular version was patented in 1935 by John Schuchardt of New York, and produced by the Dollin Die Casting Co. of Irvington, New Jersey. 


This example is marked “OLD SNIFTER” on the base.  It is also the version which is marked on the underside of the umbrella with one side being marked, “MADE IN U.S.A.  PAT’D” and the other, “NEGBAUR   N.Y..   Negbaur refers to Harry Negbaur, the tool and die maker who worked for Dollin Die Casting and apparently made the dies for casting these figures.


I consider this example to be in very good to excellent condition.  The turning mechanism works smoothly and the plating is virtually 100% intact.


See photos and Bull, “The Ultimate Corkscrew Book”, page,234, and “Figural Corkscrews”, page 189.




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