Vintage 1977 Bronze Hammertone Crackerjack Nut Ice Lobster Crackers C L Rimes Arthritis Rheumatism
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Item - This is a Bronze Hammertone Plated 3 in 1 'Crackerjack' Nutcracker made by C.L. Rimes Limited of 5 Zoar Street, Morley, Leeds, England and comes complete with original box and instructions for use.
'Crackerjack' Nutcrackers in our opinon are probably the best nutcrackers in the world, very solid, using a patented ratchet mechanism that was first patented in 1947 that makes crushing nuts a dream; even suitable for people with arthritis and rheumatism. The nutcrackers can also be used for Crushing Ice and Opening Crab and Lobster Claws to get to the sweetest meat. All Crackerjack nutcrackers are very easy to date (apart from the very early models), as the ratchet bar is cast with the date of manufacture, in this case - 1977, the ratchet bar is also cast with the British and US Patent Numbers. 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 by the instructions, which also include a section on how to get the best from different nuts
Maker - C. L. Rimes Limited of 5 Zoar Street, Morley, Leeds, England
Stamps/Marks - Cast with British Patent 592232 - U.S. Patent 2526273 and the date of manufacture 1977; the body of the nutcracker is also stamped with the details - CRACKERJACK MADE IN ENGLAND
Circa - Dated 1977
Construction - Cast Metal with a Bronze Hammertone Finish
Country of Origin - England
Dimensions - 7.5" in length
Weight - 315 gram (in original box)
Condition - Excellent Used Condition with wear to the finish around the top of the nutcracker; the box has suffered a little more with a taped split to the rear and the top flaps completely missing
Other Interesting Points - The Hammertone Finished Crackerjack's are a lot harder to find than the more common 'Chrome' Finished Models.
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