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Sampson Mordan & Co., London and Chester, active 1836-1898
NOVELTY 'CANON' PROPELLING PENCIL
LOT SOLD. 500 GBP
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Sampson Mordan & Co., London and Chester, active 1836-1898
NOVELTY 'CANON' PROPELLING PENCIL
LOT SOLD. 500 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger

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Sampson Mordan & Co., London and Chester, active 1836-1898
NOVELTY 'CANON' PROPELLING PENCIL
modelled as a collapsible canon, ring attachment
engraved S. MORDAN & CO
silver
length: 8.6cm., 3 3/4 in.; weight: 31.1gr., 1oz.
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Catalogue Note

Sampson Mordan (1790-1843) was the co-inventor of the first mechanical pencil. During his youth he was apprenticed to the inventor and locksmith Joseph Bramah. The company under its existence as S. MORDAN & CO began in 1836 and ran until 1898 before it was converted to a limited liability company. 

A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger

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London