Sampson Mordan Mechanical / Ever-pointed Bone Pencil

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This antique mechanical pencil made from bone most likely by Sampson Mordan & Co in the 1820s or 30s.

Sampson Mordan and John Isaac Hawkins patented the self propelling pencil in 1822 and marketed it as the ever-pointed pencil.
The style of the metalwork is identical to known pencils by Mordan and the letter M is stamped on the barrel. In a system used by Mordan from at least 1828 the M means the thickness of the lead is 1.05mm which they called Medium.

There is a screw top on the end of the pencil for storing spare lead inside the pencil. I have fitted a short lead so the pencil is ready to use.

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