Victorian Silver Gilt Improved Patent Pocket Companion

John Sheldon, Birmingham 1842
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A rare Victorian German silver or possibly silver gilt ""Improved Unique Patent Pocket Companion"" with engine turned decoration to the body. The pocket companion comprises at one end, a slide out pen holder, a pencil and toothpick combined with a half sovereign gauge. At the opposite end the hobnail cut seal terminal unscrews to reveal a lead reservoir. The case also unscrews at the centre to reveal the letter and coin balance which is graduated 1D to 4D and 1/2 ounce to 2 ounce.

Stamped: John Sheldon, 1086 Feb 8 1842

The Registered design for the Improved Unique Pocket Companion was entered on the 8th February 1842, No: 1086

Sold - £600.00

In good condition with no damage or repair and in full working order, the mark a little worn
102 mm (4.02 inches)
18.00 Grams (0.58 troy ounces)
Stock Code
Silver Gilt