Item - Vintage Chrome Plated 3 in 1 'Crackerjack' Nutcrackers made by C.L. Rimes Limited of 5 Zoar Street, Morley, Leeds, England, Dated 1969 and come complete with a copy of the original instructions for use. Unusually this pair is stamped with what appears to be CE logo within a circle... most likely a promotional pair... we have seen others stamped with company names on, usually engineering companies.
The 'Crackerjack' Nutcrackers in our opinion are probably the best nutcrackers in the world, very solid, using a patented ratchet mechanism, first patented in 1947 in the UK (1951 US) that makes crushing nuts a dream. The nutcrackers can also be used for Crushing Ice and Opening Crab and Lobster Claws to get to the sweetest meat.
This particular pair of crackerjack nutcrackers are a 1969 example as later versions are marked with their date of production to the centre bar, the nutcrackers are also marked with the British Patent 592232 (granted 1947) and the US Patent 2526273 (granted 1951) to the top of the ratchet bar.
The nutcrackers work by placing the Nut between the ratchet bar and the head of the crackers, then squeezing the handle until the nut cracks, easy!, to re-open the gap just push ratchet bar down without squeezing the handle, this is described in more depth within the instructions.
Maker - C. L. Rimes Limited of 5 Zoar Street, Morley, Leeds, England
Stamps/Marks - Cast with the date 1969; the body of the nutcracker is also stamped with the details - CRACKERJACK MADE IN ENGLAND... Also stamped to one side with a company logo, most likely an engineering company... but we have not been able to identify.
Construction - Cast Metal with Chrome Plate Finish
Country of Origin - England
Dimensions - 7.5" in length
Weight - 293 gram
Condition - Excellent Used Condition and fully working (please see pics)
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POSTAGE & PACKAGING
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|Next Day UK Delivery||£9.00|
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