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1858 Patent Model Boot Jack This interesting valet style bootjack was patented December 28th 1858 by Fred Ahl of West Meriden CT. The patent # is 22404. Fred covered all the bases here, and claimed that this could also double as a hat rack, or clothes stand. He called the swinging arm a vibrator, and went on to describe how you could dismantle it should you want to take it with you on your next outing or trip. This bootjack has a great look and presence. It will be a key piece in any bootjack or early Americana collection. As nice as they come!! Recommended!
Fine . . . . . . $995.00
1872 Patent Model Traveling Boot Jack This bootjack was patented by Henry Crocker of Massachusetts on May 21st 1872. The patent # is 126,876. Henry's idea was to design a small lightweight bootjack especially suited to travelers. The patent claims it is adjustable, and will work well once you get your foot into it, and hold the small protrusion out the back with your other foot while pulling the first one out of the boot.. I am not sure how that would work. I doubt it made it into production. Different & nice!!
Fine . . . . . . $475.00
1877 Patent Model of Folding Wall Mount Boot Jack This folding bootjack was patented on May 8th 1877 by John Niver of Sherman NY. The Patent # is 190508 This bootjack was meant to be attached to a wall, and only swung down when about to be used. The patent claims there is a rubber strap that will help this spring into action, and also hold it up when finished. A nice example!! Recommended!
Fine . . . . . . $395.00
Fine . . . . . . $575.00
1873 Boot Jack Patent Model This interesting bootjack patented June 24th 1873 by a fellow with the name Horace Arnot of Bradford PA. His idea allowed for the obvious fact that not all boots were the same size, and that they were hard to get off. It is in nice condition!
Fine . . . . . . $495.00
Folsom Dorset 1871 Patent Model Boot Jack The patent says Mr. Dorset assigned the patent to Charles Parker. A bootjack marked Parker is just below. The patent date is October 7th 1871 and the number is 143,408. The tag seems to be missing, but the red ribbon is still here. I have read that the phrase red tape originates from the red material that they used to affix the patent tags to the object. This example is unmarked while the two later production examples that are to be found are both marked with names and dates.
Good +. . . . . . $495.00
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