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Mechanical Pencil (USA), 19th century

This is a Mechanical pencil. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor.

This object has not been digitized yet.
  • Mechanical Pencil, ca. 1929
  • enamel, rose-cut and other diamonds, pearl, silk tassel, gold, platinum.
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.106

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 10.4 x 1.2 cm (4 1/8 x 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Marked on round end: "ADDISON N YORK"

Cite this object as

Mechanical Pencil (USA), 19th century; silver; H x diam.: 10.4 x 1.2 cm (4 1/8 x 1/2 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1931-24-17

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