Rare Early Victorian Silver Telescopic Propelling Pencil

Gabriel Riddle, London c1837
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A rare early Victorian silver telescopic Propelling Pencil with an unusual rotating mechanism to extend the pencil. The reeded barrel amethyst seal stone to the terminal which unscrews to reveal a lead reservoir.

By Gabriel Riddle, London, c1837. (Riddle independent of his partner Sampson Mordan).

A similar example illustrated by Gerald Satin in his Loan Exhibition of June 1993.

Open 110 mm
Closed 89 mm

Reserved - £250.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair and in full working order
Weight
14.00 Grams (0.45 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
PB171122.14
Medium
Silver