A terrific antique Victorian English, solid 9 carat gold (tests) propelling slide pencil; unusually designed as a cross and mounted for wear as a pendant. With ornate hand engraved decoration, the fancy slide button pushes the hidden pencil tip from the barrel ready for use. It dates from around 1870 and is in very good, fully working condition throughout, with a couple of very old repairs to the cross ends and slight distortion to the pencil tip, though with a tiny adjustment should work fine with new lead. It weighs 5.2 grams and measures 2 ½ inches long open, 2 inches long closed. The final photo shows it with a US penny (1 cent) coin for scale, which measures 19 mm / ¾ of an inch diameter. What’s more, I offer layaway deals so there’s no need to let any of my listings slip through your fingers – just ask! The free listing tool. The item “UNUSUAL ANTIQUE VICTORIAN ENGLISH 9K GOLD SLIDE PROPELLING PENCIL CROSS PENDANT” is in sale since Sunday, January 24, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pencils\Mechanical”. The seller is “victoriousantiquejewellery” and is located in Sale. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom