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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.

Saturday, September 7, 2019