Mechanical pen / pencil

Mechanical pen / pencil
Title
Mechanical pen / pencil
Date 
1840-1880
Medium 
Gold, other metal, lead
Dimensions 
Overall: 1/4 x 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. ( 0.6 x 0.6 x 6.7 cm )
Description 
Cylindrical gold plate mechanical pen / pencil with diamond pattern impressed around the sides; both ends twist, one end to extend a pen nib, the opposite end to extend a pencil.
Credit Line 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston, 1951
Object Number 
Z.2300.19
Gallery Label 
This mechanical pen / pencil was among the items in a jewelry box which came from the Livingston family.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group