Mechanical pencil, gold plated; 1850s - 1870x; R16791




Mechanical pencil, gold plated

About this object

Object is a long thin hexagonal section, gold-plated metal mechanical propelling pencil with elaborate scroll decoration along the shaft and an ornamented round crown section having a flat round black onyx cap. The ornamented crown piece can be unscrewed to access spare lead refill storage and the lower end of the pencil manually telescopes out by sliding the plain hexagonal band that surrounds the shaft. Replaceable writing lead is 1 mm graphite.

Date Made

1850s - 1870x

Place Made


Medium and Materials

Non-ferrous metal, Ferrous metal, Graphite, Onyx

Inscription and Marks

On handle of pen > F.A. Beedham


Length 85 mm diam (max) x 9 mm

Object Type


Object number


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