Item number : UK HAW CAP OA109 Nickel-Plated
Origin : United Kingdom
Style : Cap- / Decapping tool
Gauge : 10
Maker : G. & J.W. HAWKSLEY
Markings : “G. & J.W. HAWKSLEY” on press lever
Bottom sizes : 80 x40 mm
Weight : 336 grams
Materials body : Nickel-plated brass with case hardened steel lever with horn handle
Paint : N.a.
Condition : Good. Some rust pitting on lever and wear on one pillar.
Decapping pin fails
Repairs : None
The 1889 catalogue describes this tool as follows:
“OA109 Brass Recapper and Expeller, Nickel-plated, with case hardened lever.
This is the Horsley patent tool from Dixon. The sizes of the bottom plate differ a bit but even the decoration of the bottom plate is the same as that of Dixon.
The gauge is not printed on this or vanished. The pillars are 19mm in diameter so it must be gauge 10