Pen and pencil: presented by members of NY Hose Co., No.5...

Object Number: 
INV.9240
Date: 
1850-1890
Medium: 
Metal, garnet, lead
Dimensions: 
overall (extended): 5 x 5/8 x 1/2 in. ( 12.7 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: around finial end: "D. BRITTON ESQ. / From the Members of / New York / Hose Co. No. 5."
Description: 
Gold plated mechanical pen and pencil set; pencil lead and nib holder slide out from the inside, the finial at the opposite end is a perched eagle with garnet eyes.
Gallery Label: 
This mechanical pen / pencil set was given to David Britton, Esq., by the members of New York Hose Company Number 5.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. S. Weidhopf, 1953
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group