LIN-C411E1: Modern lead pencil sharpener

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PENCIL

Unique ID: LIN-C411E1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete Modern cast-lead pencil sharpener of 19th century date (c. 1850-c. 1900).
The lower part is hollow and cone-shaped to house the pencil. It has a rim at the base and a vertical slot at one side. On the opposite side of the slot there is a raised cartouche or oval border, containing the initials 'SS'. The decorative handle is sub-triangular in plan and pointed in side view. Two scrolls rise from each side of the cone and meet a the top leaving a openwork area in the centre. The scrolls support a scallop-like feature which has an almost similar design on each face with a circular hole at the base.

This sharpener is worn and corroded in places and has a buff patina. The iron cutting blade is missing but has left iron staining on the inside.

Similar pencil sharpeners have been recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database. See finds: HAMP1653; HAMP-3334; NARC-E4E785 and NARC-52E1F8.

Class: Sharpener

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1850
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41 mm
Width: 17 mm
Thickness: 9 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Gainsborough

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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