Mechanical Pencil

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-102184

Description

Round jet mechanical pencil with gold foliate engraved ends.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mechanical pencils
PENCIL, MECHANICAL

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1635

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

2 15/16 in x 1/4 in (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.3011

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.