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Frank Ellis Collection Royal Club BB Wells Version Pat.1864

Listing # 6129
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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : (GBP) £3,355.00
(USD) $4,646.81  ( Reserve met )
Starting bid: (GBP) £1,200.00
(USD) $1,662.05
# of bids: 14
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Luton, Beds
Started: 10/29/2011 EDT
Ended: 11/12/2011 1:03:21 PM EDT
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DESCRIPTION

BB Wells Version of Royal Club 1864 Patent

For those who already have a Royal Club, this is a rare version made by BB Wells.  Single lever without rollers, marked “C HULL’S PATENT, ROYAL CLUB CORKSCREW” and with coat of arms on one side of handle and “SOLD BY BB WELLS, STRAND LONDON, CUTLER AND DRESSING CASE MANUFACTURER” on the other side.  Tablet is not marked.

This is a rare example of the Hull V version of the 1864 British patent of Charles Hull.

See Wallis – British Corkscrew Patents – page 47

CONDITION

Condition – very good – bronze finish is mostly intact overall, but there is some loss on the frame, tablet and lever. Bladed helix worm is intact.

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