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Automatic pen/pencil

Automatic pen/pencil
Title
Automatic pen/pencil
Date 
1740-1800
Medium 
Metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 1/4 in. ( 8.3 x 0.6 cm )
Description 
Brass colored metal mechanical pen and pencil, with a button on the side which slides in both directions, exposing at one end a pen nib, and at the opposite end a holder for pencil lead.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Elizabeth Harrison & William Harrison
Object Number 
1941.304
Gallery Label 
This mechanical pen and pencil belonged to John Schuyler.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group