Victorian Novelty Silver & Enamel Police Truncheon Propelling Pencil

Walter Thornhill, London c1880
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An extremely rare Victorian novelty silver and enamel telescopic Propelling Pencil made in the form of a Police Truncheon, the body decorated with a red enamel police badge, a royal crown and the cypher - 'VR', the shaped ribbed handle with attached suspension ring.

Probably by W Thornhill & Co, of Bond Street, London c1880.

Stamped with a registered design mark for 2nd July 1880, and also with the retailers mark of Mawdesley & Son, Liverpool.

See: Copy of original design registration by Thornhills and copy of Thornhills advertisement in The Queen Magazine of December 10th 1887.

Open 126 mm
Closed 82 mm

Sold - P.O.A.

In good condition with no damage or repair, a few very minor enamel flakes. In full working order.
27.50 Grams (0.88 troy ounces)
Stock Code
See: The KB Collection of Pencils by Ken Bull page 185.

Mawdesley & Son of Liverpool were advertising agents, wholesale stationers and publishers of The Liverpool & Wirral Directories among other things - see: entry in Gure's Directory.