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Frank Ellis Collection - Van Gieson

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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : (GBP) £1,425.00
(USD) $1,973.68  ( Reserve met )
Starting bid: (GBP) £400.00
(USD) $554.02
# of bids: 13
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Luton, Beds
Started: 10/29/2010 7:00:00 AM EDT
Ended: 11/21/2010 1:42:00 PM EDT
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Van Gieson

Nice example of the Van Gieson direct pressure corkscrew with brass barrel and a small coiled spring which releases the worm.  It is marked “Patent” in very small letters underneath the spring.  This is for the 1867 US Patent of Van Gieson.  It has a bone handle with brush.

See Ellis & Ellis – Corkscrews page 158 and Peters - Mechanical Corkscrews page 31




Condition – good.  Brass barrel has some discoloration, but clear brazed seam.  Bone handle also has some discoloration round the pin fastening on both sides and has a 1.7 inch crack on the backside near the pin.  Mechanism works well and worm is intact.

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