Victorian Gold Mounted Ivory Combination "Companion" Propelling Pencil, Pen, Thermometer & Compass

Sampson Mordan & Co, London c1870
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A very rare Victorian 10 carat gold mounted ivory combination "Companion" Propelling Pencil, Pen, Thermometer and Compass. The sliding pen and pencil housed within the plain cylindrical ivory body with inset fully working and calibrated glass mercury thermometer. The gold finial set with a working compass.

By Sampson Mordan & Co, London, c1870

Stamped: S Mordan & Co, along with the distinctive 'Mordan arrow mark', indicating 10 carat gold. This was a marketing feature so that Mordan & Co could set themselves above the competition by claiming in their advertising : ""Mordan Pencils made of superior gold"".

Open 129 mm
Closed 106 mm

Sold - £850.00

In good condition with no damage or repair and in full working order, a minute 'hairline' to the end of one slider slot.
22.00 Grams (0.71 troy ounces)
Stock Code
Gold & Ivory