(Originally scheduled to post May 12, 2018)
Here’s a grouping of earlier Aikin Lamberts:
The top one and the fourth are the earliest, fully marked “Aikin Lambert & Co.”
The fifth one is marked on the nose with Aikin Lambert’s “Sterling.A.” mark:
The sterling work is really impressive:
But what’s even more impressive is its size. It measures a hair over five and a half inches:
As for the remaining three, we’d tend to lump magic pencils such as these into the category of “Victorians,” except for what we know now about the trademarks:
From yesterday’s article, we know the trademark application for this mark wasn’t filed until November 24, 1908 – years after Queen Victoria passed away in 1901. Edwardian might be a better word to use for these.