Sampson & Mordan Solid Silver Fountain Pen C1899 fully hallmarked with makers name leopards head for london and the date letter d for c1899. This beautiful silver fountain pen is a rare opportunity for any collector.
CONDITION: there are a couple of tiny dinks but nothing unusual for its age. Made by one of the sort after silversmiths Sampson & mordan &co. Thank you for viewing our items kindest regards Steve. Sampson Mordan was a British silversmith and a co-inventor of the first patented mechanical pencil. During his youth, he was an apprentice of the inventor and locksmith Joseph Bramah, who patented the first elastic ink reservoir for a fountain pen.In 1822, Mordan and his co-inventor John Isaac Hawkins. Filed the first patent in Great Britain.
For a metal pencil with an internal mechanism for propelling the graphite "lead" shaft forward during use, as an improvement on the less complex leadholders that merely clutched the pencil lead to hold it into a single position. Mordan bought out Hawkins and entered into a business partnership with Gabriel Riddle, an established stationer. Mechanical pencils with the marking "SMGR". After the partnership with Riddle dissolved, Mordan continued to sell his silver pencils as S.
, adding many other types of silver and gold items to his product line. Mordan often made his pencils in whimsical "figural" shapes that resembled animals, Egyptian mummies, or other objects; like his other silverware and goldware, these pencils are now highly collectible. Upon Mordan's death in 1843, his sons Sampson (junior) and Augustus inherited the firm. Continued to make silverware and brass postal scales until 1941, when their factory was destroyed by bombs during the London Blitz.
The item "Rare Sampson & Mordan Solid Silver Fountain Pen C1899 fully hallmarked Nice con" is in sale since Saturday, February 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "lloydchambersfineantiques" and is located in burntwood. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Kuwait, Philippines, Qatar, Uruguay, Viet nam.