Victorian Novelty Silver Police Bullseye Lantern Telescopic Propelling Pencil

Walter Thornhill, London c1873
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A 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 green 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 Walter Thornhill & Co, London c1873.Stamped: Thornhill, and with a diamond registration mark for 23rd October 1873.

Open 115 mm
Closed 43 mm

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.

Sold - £1,150.00

In good condition with no damage or repair apart from a few minor scratches and in full working order. The green foil somewhat faded.
25.00 Grams (0.80 troy ounces)
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