Victorian Gold Propelling Pencil and Whistle, Sampson Mordan
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Description: - A Victorian yellow gold novelty propelling pencil with whistle terminal and hinged loop, by Sampson Mordan & Co. The propelling pencil is stamped with the partially rubbed makers mark of S.MORDAN & Co. The end loop is stamped 9.375 to denote 9 carat gold minimum fineness.
Period: - 19th Century.
Engraving: - None.
Maker: - Sampson & Mordan Co.
Measurement: - 7.5cm (length when retracted) x 1.4cm x 1.1cm. The pencil measures 10.6cm when extended. (1 inch = 25.4mm)
Weight: - 17.0 grams / 0.55 troy ounces.
Condition: - The pencil is in good antique condition. Light surface scratches commensurate with age. On close inspection there are a few minor marks to the pencil. The pencil has no engravings or inscriptions. The end ring is stamped 9.375 to denote 9 carat gold minimum fineness. The pencil extends well and the mechanisms all appear in good condition. There is a small amount of lead in the tip of the pencil (which can be replaced). The whistle works. No splits, damage, or repairs. Please see photos for confirmation of condition.
Item No: - 1080.