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Unusual Early Pin Variant of a Chinnock Cage Type CORKSCREW

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Current price : $100.00
Starting bid: $100.00
# of bids: 1
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Location: San Anselmo, Ca
Started: 10/29/2010 7:00:00 AM EDT
Ended: 11/14/2010 3:08:00 PM EDT
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Unusual & Early Variant of a Chinnock Cage Type CORKSCREW w/Pin

What is unusual about this variant is a pin in the shank which limits and foreshortens the cage's movement along the shank. The withdrawal of the cork begins as the worm has pierced about half of the cork.

Originally, I though that the pin had been added later to the shank, but because of small dents on the shank near the pin, and considering that one side of the pin is slightly bent, I conclude that someone unsuccessfully tried to remove the pin to free the movement of the cage on the shank.

The original black paint finish is about 80% intact, and the small wood handle has a classic acorn motif. The shank is flattened at its top, and secured with washers at the top and bottom of the handle.

Measures 5 1/2 inches from the top of the handle to the tip of the worm.  Full sharp bladed worm with a nice tip.  The shank is very slightly bent, and there are some chips in the wood handle. Circa 1860s - '70s.

Condition:  8/10


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