Rare Victorian Solid Silver Sampson Mordan Flintlock Pistol Propelling Pencil. This is a Rare Beautiful Early Victorian Solid Silver Sampson Mordan Flintlock Pistol Propelling Pencil, this was crafted by the Silversmith Sampson Mordan and was made around 1840 making it around 180 years old, it tests for Solid Silver, this is a Solid Silver propelling Pencil made in the form of a Percussion Flintlock Pistol, what makes this even more interesting is it has the date 6th July 1840 which is the date Edward Oxford what sent to Trial For the attempted Assassination of Queen Victoria, and this would have been to commemorate a Assassination attempt on Queen Victoria, it also has the number 353 on the top, it is also marked S Mordan on the other side, the Handle is Beautifully decorated with Scrolling Acanthus Leaves, the internal Pencil extends out but is missing the sliding trigger that pushes it out, so needs a little help in extending it, the nozzle does detach from the holder and there is a little Bar inside that should push the Lead out, but it doesnt work, and this is all reflected in the price. The Propelling Pencil has a ring attachment for a Chatelaine, this is a unique Antique and very collectable by Sampson Mordan senior, this would have been owned by someone wealthy in the early Victorian Period, and this would add something special to any collection. Inventor of the propelling pencil and maker of jewellery, of Belfast Chambers, Beak Street, Regent Street, London, W.
Of 41 City Road, London, EC1. Senior was an apprentice of. Patented his first "ever pointed or propelling pencil" on which the fortunes of his firm were based. The mechanical pencil was first invented in Britain by. Pencils are thus hallmarked SMGR.Note: There is an opinion that the propelling pencil was invented by. BY HIS MAJESTY'S ROYAL LETTERS PATENT. The ingenuity and utility of this invention having secured universal approbation, it needs only to be seen to be instantly appreciated. Not requiring the use of a knife for forming the point, Ladies in drawing or writing will not soil the most delicate glove, and a short-hand writer will never be impeded in taking notes. Other advantages will be obvious to the purchaser. B To present imposition, S. S Patent is stamped on each of their Patent Pencils. (by virtue of an indenture made in October 1823), and carrying on business as Mechanists and Manufacturers of Patent and other articles, at No.
22, Castle street, Finsbury, London, was, on the 20th of December last, dissolved, by the expiration of the term limited in the said indenture... By 1838, the firm of. Listed smelling bottles, ink stands, locks, letter balances and many other small well-made objects, often with an aspect of engineering about them that intrigue today's collectors.Always projecting a reputation of top quality, the business thrived. 1843 After Sampson senior's death, his sons Sampson (junior) and Augustus inherited the firm. The item "Rare Victorian Solid Silver Sampson Mordan Flintlock Pistol Propelling Pencil" is in sale since Saturday, September 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver".
The seller is "fine_antique_silver2012" and is located in Crawley. This item can be shipped worldwide.