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Mechanical Pencil

1969.3011 (RS8315)

Description

Round jet mechanical pencil with gold foliate engraved ends.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Descriptive terms
mechanical pencils
PENCIL, MECHANICAL
Dimensions
2 15/16 in x 1/4 in (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.3011
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
102184
Reference Notes
For more information on jet jewelry and imitations see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910" v. 2 (1991): 657-709; Cooper, Diana and Norman Battershill, "Victorian Sentimental Jewellery," (1972): 19-30; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 125-130; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 125-126, 254-256; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 94-95.

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