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TUCKER'S 1878 US PAT. SINGLE-LEVER : two-leaf version

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Current price : $1,320.00
Starting bid: $1,320.00
# of bids: 1
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Started: 4/8/2011 7:00:00 AM EDT
Ended: 5/7/2011 1:23:00 PM EDT
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This very nice example is marked on the handle with the date on which Tucker received the US patent for his corkscrew: "PAT'D SEP. 3, 1878". I have recently learned that the spring on the Tucker came in at least two versions: two-leaf and three leaf. There are rumours of a four-leaf version but I've never seen one. The two-leaf is clearly shown on the cover of Fred O'Leary's book; the three-leaf can be seen in Ferd Peters MECHANICAL CORKSCREWS book (page 166, fig. 519). This is the two-leaf version. Which one is earlier or scarcer? I simply don't know.



While it is unplated it is in very good condition noting an odd notch on the neck rest--see images.

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