Posted 2 years ago
As promised; the second post regarding this Sampson Mordan pencil presentation box. First post can be found here:
The first photo shows the lift-out cushioned section holding the main Sampson Mordan silver pencil holder & letter opener. The second photo shows the amount of trouble the makers went to, by fitting a sterling silver base surround, just for it to "sit on"! The third photo shows just how carefully constructed the inset cushioned "tray" is, as it grips the heavy silver pencil tight even after 100+ years!
The fourth photo shows the contents of the box more clearly than the first post. It includes another Sampson Mordan pencil, but this time what is called a "magic pencil". It is this pencil that takes the "Lead Refills" and the "Compressed Ink Refills". This is also solid sterling silver and weighs 32 grams. It is an important piece in it's own right and I'll do a further individual post on it.