As years end closes in, I’ve been scrambling to finalize what my Best 6 of 2011 will be. I’m glad I haven’t settled yet!
I recently received a phone call from a collector saying that he had recently acquired a second Jopson Patent and read a previous blog entry about it being on my Want List. I couldn’t believe it! 2 Jopson’s? And one was available for trade?
After several emails, photos, and additional phone calls, we struck a deal that was good for both. 🙂
The Jopson arrived via Next Day Air and I couldn’t be happier! This piece was patented in 1899 for it’s unique Sliding Collar. This allows the user to “Lock” the folding tool into an open position and creating a rigid connection between the tool and wood be handle. Lucky for us he used a corkscrew!
Lucky for me, it’s now in the collection and serious candidate for my Best 6!