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Mechanical pen / pencil

Object Number: 
Z.2300.19
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 ear spoon / toothpick with diamond pattern impressed around the sides; both ends twist, one end to extend an ear spoon, the opposite end to extend a toothpick.
Gallery Label: 
This mechanical pen / pencil was among the items in a jewelry box which came from the Livingston family.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston, 1951
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group