A couple pencil bridge sets.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
For your possible viewing entertainment I'd like to show a metal, grape cluster magic pencil. Likely sterling. Not for wine production - yet. The piece is unmarked. Well made. Likely English but possibly American. Circa 1880'ish. Length dimensions are 1 1/8 inches closed and 2 1/8 inches extended.
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Today I'd like to show an early mechanical pencil in the style of an African Assegai spear. A design lozenge inscribed on the metal tip dates the piece to 15 March 1879. The body is wooden with silver functional style points. The piece is 4 3/16 inches in length. Thin, nicely made and a keeper.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Today for your listening pleasure I'd like to show a Victorian mechanical pencil. Of course, it is disguised as a deck of cards The body is enamel over metal. Nozzle deployment is via the magic pencil system - pull out the ring and as if by magic the nozzle simultaneously pops out the other end. The piece is likely English, with a large undecipherable hallmark. Circa 1880. Measurements in the closed position are 1 1/8" by 3/4" by 5/16" .Circa 1880.
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Showing an unmarked Victorian mechanical pencil today. Styled as a horse head. Likely made in England or America. Material is silver finish over metal (possibly sterling). Heavy. Features a twist activated propel / repel lead mechanism Piece is 2 1/4 inches in length. Circa 1880.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Showing today are four Victorian slider mechanism, mechanical pencils. Finishes are silver and gold. Circa 1830's - 1860's. From the top are a Riddle, Mosley, Bramah and Rauch. All were produced in England with the except for the Rauch, which is American. Lengths in the closed position range from 1 3/4 inches to 3 1/2 inches.