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Frank Ellis Collection - Burgess & Fenton Single Lever

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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : (GBP) £4,534.00
(USD) $6,045.33  ( Reserve met )
Starting bid: (GBP) £900.00
(USD) $1,200.00
# of bids: 30
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Luton, Beds
Started: 4/8/2011 7:00:00 AM EDT
Ended: 4/23/2011 2:00:53 PM EDT
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Rare Burgess & Fenton Single Lever Version 1

Rare example of version 1 of the 1874 Burgess & Fenton British Patent single lever.  It is marked “Patent” on the arm, “JB & Sons” for John Burgess, the makers, above the fulcrum, and “Lift” above the worm.  It has a bronze wash finish and a varnished wooden handle.  The worm slides in a slot at the fulcrum and is moved round to fit into a slot in the handle, making a long T corkscrew for inserting into the cork.  It is then  moved into its normal position for the lifting mechanism to work.

See  Wallis – British Corkscrew Patents – page 70, Peters - Mechanical Corkscrews page 166.



Condition Very good, some loss of bronze finish, wooden handle has a small dent at the end, worm is complete.

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