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18TH C STEEL CAGE W. INTERESTING MAKE-DO HANDLE

Listing # 5124
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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : $2,200.00  ( Reserve met )
Starting bid: $100.00
# of bids: 11
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Started: 4/8/2011 7:00:00 AM EDT
Ended: 4/23/2011 1:32:00 PM EDT
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Click on a picture to enlarge or download file. 18TH C  STEEL  CAGE W. INTERESTING MAKE-DO HANDLE 18TH C  STEEL  CAGE W. INTERESTING MAKE-DO HANDLE 18TH C  STEEL  CAGE W. INTERESTING MAKE-DO HANDLE
DESCRIPTION

Take a look at the 18th c. folding-cage corkscrew shown on page 169 of Bert Guilian's book, and the one on p. 36 of Watney and Babbidge, and you'll see how this one started  life. Presumably, the owner lost the sheath and, since steel corkscrews didn't come cheap then ( and certainly don't now), had a blacksmith make a handle for it. I'm fairly confident that the make-do handle was applied a couple of hundred years ago. Length in first image : 5 7/8".

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CONDITION

Needs a good cleaning but basically sound.

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