Mid 19th Century American Gold Mounted Combination Pen & Pencil ""Goodyears Patent""

American c1870
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A good quality mid 19th century American gold mounted combination Propelling Pencil and nib holder, the barrel formed from ""India Rubber"". The barrel is imprinted ""Goodyear’s Pat. May 6 ‘51,"" a reference to patent number 8,075 issued to Nelson Goodyear of New York on the 6th May 1851. The chased gold terminal set with a bloodstone seal and unscrewing to reveal a lead reservoir. The Pencil is extended by twisting the lower half of the barrel and the Pen slides out via the slider ring.

American c1870.

113mm open x 95mm closed.

Sold - £185.00

In good condition with no damage or repair and in full working order.
11.00 Grams (0.35 troy ounces)
United States
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The patent for Goodyear’s manufacturing technique for India Rubber was granted on May 6, 1851. The patent features a process incorporating sulphur, shellac, magnesia, lime, or carbonate or sulfate of magnesia or lime with rubber which is heated to create a hard and inflexible compound.