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.