Antique Sampson Mordan Novelty Salmon Fish Propelling Pencil, c1880

Antique Sampson Mordan Novelty Salmon Fish Propelling Pencil, c1880

SKU: 0020

Description

Antique Victorian solid silver novelty propelling pencil in the form of a salmon fish. Suspension loop & ring at the top & by pulling out the tail fin removes the internal propelling pencil. The internal pencil slides to extend & retract the pencil tip which has a twist action tip that extends & retracts the pencil lead mechanism. Both mechanisms are in excellent working order. The pencil comes complete with a pencil lead in the tip. The pencil is stamped at the top of the internal pencil with the makers marks. Lovely collectors item.

 

 

Lead Size

VS = 1.47mm

 

 

Maker

Sampson Mordan & Co

London, England. 

City Road Factory and Warwick Street-Regent Street and Belfast Chambers-Beak Street London showrooms. The firm was the heir of Sampson Mordan senior, the inventor and proprietor of the "propelling pencil" patent

 

Weight

8.3 grams

 

Dimensions

Length 58mm (closed)

 

Condition.

Excellent condition. 

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£565.00Price

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