Victorian Novelty Silver Police Bullseye Lantern Telescopic Propelling Pencil

Sampson Mordan & Co c1875
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An extremely rare Victorian novelty silver three drawer telescopic Propelling Pencil, made in the form of a Policeman's Bullseye Lantern, the body with a circular domed glass magnifying lens with red foil background. Two hinged carrying handles to the reverse and attached suspension ring. The telescopic pencil pulling out from the base.

Almost certainly made by Sampson Mordan & Co for the Retailer's Alfred Clark of Bond Street, London. c1873.

The barrel engraved Clark, 20 Old Bond Street & 33 New Bond Street.

This is the smaller of the two known sizes of this pencil, the larger version complete with lead reservoir and rotating body (See: Stock number EBPP100612A).

See: The KB Collection of Pencils by Kenneth Bull, page 189.

40 mm closed.
115 mm open.

Sold - £1,250.00

In good condition with no damage or repair and in good working order.
31.00 Grams (1.00 troy ounces)
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