~ 9ct Rolled Gold Mechanical Pencil Fob By Fairchild ~
A lovely small 9ct rolled gold retractable mechanical pencil fob.
Due to its size and the fact it has a suspension loop would suggest it was designed as a fob for a watch chain or similar.
The pencil has a tubular form, with a plain outer sleeve which when extended reveals machine turned engraving and the makers name ‘Fairchild’.
Leroy W. Fairchild was a prominent manufacturer of gold nibbed pens and propelling pencils in the mid to late 1800’s.
~ Dimensions ~
The pencil has a length when retracted of 5cm (2 inches) and when fully extended measures 8.5cm (3 ¼ inches).
It weighs 7.1g.
~ Condition ~
The pencil is in a very nice condition but for a tiny patch to the end where the gold plating has worn through, although this is only noticeable
upon close inspection and does not detract from the overall quality.
The pencil is in good working order.