Sampson Mordan silver piece

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niceguy1
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Sampson Mordan silver piece

Postby niceguy1 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:01 pm

HI

What is this Sampson Mordan Chester 1914 silver piece? it has a coil like inset into a rubbery compound.

2 inches tall

Thanks


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Francais

Re: Sampson Mordan silver piece

Postby Francais » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:45 pm

I presume everyone knows that Sampson Mordan made writing instruments, etc. A photo of the inside of the lid would probably tell the tale. I am going to say it is a traveling inkwell missing the glass liner. The first time I looked, I missed the locking lugs that keep the top tight. I have had the same thing without the swirling lid.

Maurice

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Re: Sampson Mordan silver piece

Postby niceguy1 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:58 pm

Here is a picture of the inside of the lid.


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Francais

Re: Sampson Mordan silver piece

Postby Francais » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:58 pm

HI
Yes that is what it is, the rubber inside of the lid was meant to press down on the top of the glass inkwell (now missing). The locking lugs would make sure the lid was tight enough to keep from leaking. I doubt you will be able to find a glass inkwell that will fit tight enough to the bottom and also be the right height. I am sure you will find another like it with the inkwell if you search google images for Mordan traveling inkwell.
Maurice

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Re: Sampson Mordan silver piece

Postby niceguy1 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:31 pm

Thank you Maurice very much.

so i assume the coil was used to help drain excess ink from the pen?

Francais

Re: Sampson Mordan silver piece

Postby Francais » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:18 pm

Good question, but unfortunately I haven't the slightest idea. I have never seen that kind of top before.
Maurice


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