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Samar Triple Fixed Wingnut Flynut CorkscrewSamar Triple Fixed Wingnut Flynut Corkscrew  Marked Samar on one side of the top wingnut.  They are usually marked with a French name who was the the patentee.  It functions properly. Nickel loss.  Pretty nice!! 

Good  . . . . . $25.00        SOLD!!

Concertina Accordion CorkscrewConcertina Accordion Corkscrew  I see no markings.  Nickel loss, some rust. It functions properly.  Pretty nice!! 

Good  . . . . . $20.00        SOLD!!

Rare Antique CorkscrewGerman Mechanical Corkscrew Gambrinus DRGM No 137,497  Marked on one side of the barrel "GAMBRINUS D.R.G.M. 137497" and "Peter Hendrichs - Solingen" on the other side.  Registered Design No 137, 497 dated May 23, 1900 by Carl Bewer .  An odd mechanical corkscrew with a nickel plated brass barrel and cork ejector mechanism. Nice ebonized wooden handle.   It functions properly. 

Good + . . . . . $700.00     SOLD!!

Antique Stag Horn Corkscrew2 Stag Horn Corkscrews w/ Sterling Caps   From the Left.  The first one is built on a Walker worm.  It has a great monogramed sterling silver cap that has a belt buckle incorporated into its design.  Very Nice!!

The one on the rights silver cap is done in such a way that the silver perfectly mimics the contours of the stag horn.  It must have taken a lot of extra work to create that effect. 

Left . . . . Good + . . . . . $100.00          SOLD!!

Right. . . . . Fine . . . . . $50.00           SOLD!!

Lund Patent 2 Piece CorkscrewLund Patent 2 Piece Corkscrew  This antique corkscrew is unmarked as to maker but there is no doubt as to the patented design being a Lund.  The worm is good.  The side plate has a stipple decoration.  Not much finish left, but has a nice patina. 

Good . . . . . $50.00    SOLD!

Champaign Bottle Corkscrew2 Mini Lady Leg Corkscrews  Nice Condition

Good + . . . . . . $295.00 / Each         SOLD!!

Champaign Bottle CorkscrewWalrus Tusk w/ Silver Inscribed End Cap Corkscrew  Petite and Nice!!

Good + . . . . . . $295.00         SOLD!

Champaign Bottle CorkscrewChampaign Bottle Corkscrew  This is an interesting little antique pocket corkscrew from a Hofbrau in Denver Colorado.  The decorated sides depict a pair of cupids, angels or similar.  In addition to the corkscrew it has a foil ripper, and a knife blade.  The knife blade is marked with what looks like  D. Heyser, DhLigs.

Good + . . . . . . $150.00         SOLD!

Antique Cork ScrewZig - Zag Accordion Corkscrew  This is an interesting looking corkscrew that can be found w/ a number of different names. 

Good + . . . . . . $125.00         SOLD!

Ideal Perfect Accordion Style CorkscrewIdeal / Perfect Accordion Style Corkscrew  This is an interesting corkscrew that is French and marked Ideal / Perfect.

Good + . . . . . . $65.00         SOLD!

H & B / Mfg / Humason & Beckley Co. CorkscrewH & B  Mfg  Co. / Humason & Beckley Co. Corkscrew   This is a very nicely crafted T handle corkscrew from the mid 19th century. H  & B stands for Humason & Beckley a well known 19th Century New Britain CT maker of hardware, barware and the like.  Other than the one small chip in the Rosewood handle this fine cork screw is in super nice condition.

Good + . . . . . . $45.00         SOLD!

Lesto Lever Action CorkscrewLesto Lever Action Corkscrew   Nice!!.

Good + . . . . . . $75.00         SOLD!

Clough Patent Power Cone CorkscrewClough Patent Power Cone Corkscrew  This is a nice looking corkscrew.  Clough is most famous for his patents for a simple design screw.  This was an earlier patent issued on FEB. 22. 1897.  This style screw can be found with slight variations in the make-up and look of the cone.  Some are marked with the name Williamson.    Those with a Rosewood or ebony handle and the more sleek design of the cone like this one has would be the earliest of the models I believe.  I do not see any markings or patent info which I have read is typical, but there is no doubt about it being an early Clough patent.

Good + . . . . . . $395.00         SOLD!

Armstrong Patent Concertina Action CorkscrewArmstrong Patent Concertina Action Corkscrew  This is marked on both sides of the bar.  A bit rusty and dirty and most of the nickel plating is gone, but it is functional and will clean to be nicer.  Super design and form that will display nicely!!

Good . . . . $95.00         SOLD!!

antique corkscrewsThe Corkscrew Collection  Here is a collection / pile of corkscrews that I have acquired over the past few years.  Do not be misled, I put the good ones that I recognize near the top.  There may be a few sleepers in the middle, but I doubt it.   I hate seeing my stuff in boxes where I can not find it or see it.  All in all there are about 40 or so different ones here, and most of the better ones are at the edges near the front.

Good + . . . . SOLD!

Multi Harp Tool / Combo Tool HarpMulti Harp Tool / Combo Tool Harp  Versions of these combo tools have been around for about ever. The newest versions have Phillips head screwdrivers. This one does not. It does have a hammer and corkscrew as well as an assortment of other useful tools and the leather case.

Good + . . . . . $25.00         SOLD!!

Smith & Hull Patented 1901 Combination Knife Sharpener & Can OpenerSmith & Hull Patented 1901 Combination Knife Sharpener & Can Opener  This unusual design knife sharpener / can opener was virtually unknown till a fellow found a bucket full of them in a barn sometime back.  The idea was granted a patent 675,021 in 1901.  It has maker info on the cutter.  Not one of the most elegant, user friendly or workable ideas ever put out.       All original and nice!\

Good + . . . . . $20.00           SOLD!!

Patented December 8th 1908 Cast Iron Can OpenerPatented December 8th 1908 Cast Iron Can Opener   Oscar Braconier was granted a patent for his "better" idea can opener in 1908. Oscar hailed from ILL. This is an unusual and hard to find cast iron can opener from the era when America was still producing quality pieces meant to last a lifetime and not cheap flimsy sheet metal trash that breaks down after a few uses.  A neat design.

Good +  . . . . . . $75.00         SOLD!!

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