Victorian Sterling Silver Propelling Pencil by Sampson Mordan, Hallmarked 1848 collage
Victorian Sterling Silver Propelling Pencil by Sampson Mordan, Hallmarked 1848 in hand
Victorian Sterling Silver Propelling Pencil by Sampson Mordan, Hallmarked 1848 in box
Victorian Sterling Silver Propelling Pencil by Sampson Mordan, Hallmarked 1848 close-up
Victorian Sterling Silver Propelling Pencil by Sampson Mordan, Hallmarked 1848 hallmark
Victorian Sterling Silver Propelling Pencil by Sampson Mordan, Hallmarked 1848 crown
Victorian Sterling Silver Propelling Pencil by Sampson Mordan, Hallmarked 1848 crown
Victorian Sterling Silver Propelling Pencil by Sampson Mordan, Hallmarked 1848 maker's mark
Victorian Sterling Silver Propelling Pencil by Sampson Mordan, Hallmarked 1848 hallmark
Victorian Sterling Silver Propelling Pencil by Sampson Mordan, Hallmarked 1848 end

Victorian Sterling Silver Propelling Pencil by Sampson Mordan, Hallmarked 1848

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A rare, finely made propelling pencil by famed British silversmith Sampson Mordan, co-inventor of the first patented mechanical pencil. The piece has been intricately engraved to the entire length of the body and has been inscribed "Oliver Weston, Brighton". To the top is a gilt crown which can be unscrewed, housing space for the pencil leads. The clear London hallmarks date the item to 1848. An excellent antique collectible in great condition.

Hallmarked as sterling silver, dated London 1848.
Maker's mark "S. Mordan & Co. Makers" for Sampson Mordan.

The entire pencil measures approximately 125mm long, and 8.6mm wide.

The approximate weight is 35.7 grams.

CONDITION: In very good antique condition with some light surface wear commensurate with age. The crown can be unscrewed and screwed with ease. Please note there is no lead in the pencil.

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