Sampson Mordan produced this sterling figural mechanical pencil representing Nelson's Column statue on Trafalgar Square in London, England. Like the statue, the pencil features a standing Lord Nelson placed directly below the writing tip. The tip deploys by the slider button/channel method. Circa, second half of the 19th century. The piece is 3 5/8 inches long closed and 5 1/4 inches extended.
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Today is a figural mechanical pencil disguised as an ear of corn. It is unmarked, likely made in England or the U.S. Material is silver. Circa 1880 - 1890. The writing tip is deployed by pulling the ring out and simultaneously, by magic, pushing the tip to the writing position. The pencil without the ring assembly is 1 inch long closed and 3 1/16 inches extended.