Physically it might appear we have a smokers pipe pictured here. Under closer examination it is a metal, combination traveling inkwell, dip pen and wooden pencil. The piece has no maker markings. Likely made during the 1890 -1915 period. Country of origin is probably England, possibly America. Material is of a very light gauge tin. yet the unit is still in remarkable condition. For the purists out there, the pen, or nib as it was later called, is not correct to the era of this piece. Smoke em if ya got em.