Ahhhhhh….. Jopson!

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!

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Lucky for me, it’s now in the collection and serious candidate for my Best 6!

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One Response to Ahhhhhh….. Jopson!

  1. Awesome Corkscrew!!!! And, definitely one for the best 6–that is, unless you want to trade it : )

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