I have added a beautiful presentation gift box which means it will make a stunning Christmas present gift. All you need to do is add wrapping paper. A FINE ANTIQUE early example C1835 SOLID SILVER HAND ENGRAVED LONG BRAMAH DIP PEN IN EXCELLENT ORDER THROUGHOUT. ANTIQUE HAND CARVED MOTHER OF PEARL PLUME WITH SILVER BRAMAH FITTING DIP PEN It is in great condition, as pictured it has an original period hand cut quill nib with it and is ready to go. As is often the case with these small items of silver of this design & from this period it is not Hallmarked. It has been tested to confirm it has a high Silver content. The cherry on top of the cake is the beautiful terminal which has a blank space ready to be personalised if you wish. This is one of the finest hand engraving items I have seen. Condition: This delightful large pencil is in perfect condition with , no restoration. Considering it is over 185 years old it is a rare survivor, Beautiful very rare antique. I have left the silver unpolished as I feel it adds to its original character, if you wish I could polish it up to a gleaming Finnish, I will leave it for you to decide. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item. Please view all my photographs carefully as these are as much part of the description as the writing. If you wish me to send you any other picture or details feel free to ask. If you want spotless then the high street is for you, but if you want a great antique that will appreciate in price with age then this is for you. You don’t get this by messing people about. Iam a trusted honest reliable EBAYer. If you have any questions feel free to ask. Please look at all my other great items I have for sale. The last of the pictures shows a very small amount of my 750 strong collection of SAMPSON MORDAN. MARKS – HALLMARKS – HISTORY. The first patent for a “metal pencil with an internal mechanism for propelling the graphite’lead’ shaft forward during use” was obtained in 1822 (his co-inventor was John Isaac Hawkins). In 1823 Mordan bought out the rights of Hawkins, entering his first mark as “smallworker” in London Assay Office on 9 June 1823 (SM oblong). In 1824 he entered in partnership with Gabriel Riddle, registering a new mark (SM. Gr) in London Assay Office. The partnership with Riddle was dissolved in 1836 and he continued the business as S. Sampson Mordan died in 1843 and the business was taken over by his sons Sampson (Jr) and Augustus. They were later joined by Edmund George Johnson and Zachariah Watkins who retired in 1879. After the death of Sampson Mordan (Jr) his share of the business passed to his brother Augustus, joined as partner in 1890 by Harry Lambert Symonds. In 1898 the company was converted to a limited liability company under the name of S. Mordan & Co Ltd. In 1933 the distribution rights on the propelling pencil business were given to L. The firm went into voluntary liquidation in 1952. Between the 1820s and 1870s the firm obtained more of 160 patents for various mechanical pencils. The first spring-loaded mechanical pencil was patented in 1877 and a twist-feed mechanism was developed in 1895. In addition to pencils the firm had a large production line of small silver and gold items, most of them belonging to the type of “novelties” so popular at the end of the 19th/beginning of the 20th century. They were supplied to many retailers, including Asprey & Sons and the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. Sampson Mordan & Co was present at the 1851 London Great Exhibition and at the 1922 and 1929 British Industries. Almost certainly Sampson mordan has vs stamped on metal which Sampson mordan did for the recomend pencil grade. Though Sampson Mordan and S. Mordan & Co are primarily associated with pencils and the invention of the everpointed/propelling/mechanical pencil, they infact made many other items. Rather appropriately they also manufactured leads for their pencils, these leads were made in various thicknesses and hardness depending on their intended use. The lead which the pencil took was normally engraved on the barrel at the end of the pencil, these were letters as follows VH, H, M, S, or VS. These letters, which many people believe to be the size of lead the pencil takes, in reality describe the hardness of the lead rather than the thickness. In one of S. VH (very hard) is very small in size….. H (hard) is small………………….. Hard and black, for fine drawing. M (medium) is of a medium size…… S (soft) is larger…………………. VS (very soft) is largest……………….. Very black for deep shading. The item “ANTIQUE RARE BRAMAH QUILL NIB LARGE SOLID Hand Engraved SILVER DIP PEN C1835″ is in sale since Monday, September 21, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Pens & Writing Equipment\Pencils”. The seller is “maynardsfineantiques” and is located in tiverton, Devon. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: Pencils
- Brand: Unbranded
- Sub-Type: Dip Pen
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Vintage: victorian