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The “Favorite” Bar Screw with single lever bottle clamp

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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : $1,270.00  ( Reserve met )
Starting bid: $100.00
# of bids: 34
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: North Hills, CA
Started: 10/29/2010 7:00:00 AM EDT
Ended: 11/14/2010 3:39:36 PM EDT
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The “Favorite” Bar Screw

This “Favorite” bar screw was patented by Charles Morgan of Freeport, Illinois on March 14, 1899 and was assigned to The Arcade Co. who manufactured this and other bar screws.  This particular example is somewhat rare having the single lever bottle clamp instead of the double handled type more commonly found on the Champion and Yankee bar screws.  Note that it also has the crown cap opener snub incorporated on the front of the casing.

This piece is fully marked “Favorite” on one side of the casing and the patent dates of Sept 7, 1897, and March 14, 1899 on the other.

 See photos and O’Leary, “Corkscrews”,  page 100, and Meadows, “Compendium of Bar Corkscrews”, pages 125-126


Please Note: The stand is NOT included in this lot!


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U.S. Buyers----Payment by check preferred.  Buyers to pay postage, Delivery Confirmation and insurance (if desired). Shipping will be by Flat Rate Priority box unless requested or required otherwise because of size and/or weight. Flat Rates vary from $4.95 to $14.50 depending on size of box required. If you need insurance cost estimate, just let me know. Registered Mail is also available for an additional cost for more valuable item.

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I consider this example to be in good to very good condition and has been in my collection for many years.  It is fully functional and operates smoothly.  The leather inserts of the bottle grip are intact and show little or no wear.  The plating is worn as can be seen in the photos. 

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