Friday, June 26, 2020

Victorian . . . ish

(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.

1 comment:

John Welch said...

Unrelated to this post, member "Chuck Naill" at Fountain Pen Geeks has started a thread about Autopoint, and especially about Autopoint's mechanical pencils.

It is at: https://fpgeeks.com/forum/showthread.php/31052-Favorite-Advertising-and-Auto-Point-Type-Mechanical-Pencils?p=294420#post294420