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Antique 19thc Faux Ivory Combination Folding Rule Propelling Pencil Quill Cutter For Sale

Antique 19thc Faux Ivory Combination Folding Rule Propelling Pencil Quill Cutter


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Antique 19thC Faux Ivory Combination Folding Rule Propelling Pencil Quill Cutter Description

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A scarce & unusual Victorian combination folding rule, mechanical pencil, and quill cutter, made of faux ivory or ox bone, and dating to the latter half of the 19th century c.1860 - 80.

The faux ivory folding or extendableruler is a 6" two section example, hinged at the centre, andwith steel fittings, a locating pin, and is marked to both sides in inches with different subunits to each side

One side of the rule has a retractable pencil which slides in & out via a small button to the side. Turning the end of the pencil propels/ retracts the lead.

The other side of the rule has a hinged quill cutter, whichfolds out via a small thumbnail notch. The end of the cutter is marked FINE STEEL Please email if more photos required.

Condition is overall good with no damage, a good hinge,& light wear commensurate with age. There is surface rust to some of the steel fittings & the very tip of the quill cutter has been lost - please see all photos & click to enlarge.

The folded rule measures approx 3" x 1/2".





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