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Mechanical pen / pencil

Object Number: 
Z.2365
Date: 
1875-1925
Medium: 
Gold, other metal, bloodstone
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 1.3 x 1.9 x 9.5 cm )
Marks: 
Etched on barrel: "W.H.G." Etched on nib: "S.M. / GRISWOLD / NEW YORK / 14. KT / No. 2"
Description: 
Gold plate pentagonal mechanical pen / pencil; sliding ring near the top extends a pen nib, sliding ring near the bottom extends pencil; pen is worked with wavy lines, the bottom is in the form of an 8-petal flower with polished bloodstone; ring finding near the bottom.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group