Vintage AXT Cross Gold Filled & Black Enamel Old Chatelaine Mechanical Pencil. It was made in the USA Circa 1880. This early gold filled and black enamel Cross mechanical pencil marked: AXT MADE IN USA. The pencil is 3 1/4 inches long when not extended. It has a loop or bail on the end for adding it to a chain. The head rotates freely clockwise and counter clockwise, and the lead extends and retracts as designed. The pencil extends to 5 /2 inches long and has a thick lead. The gold is in excellent - near mint condition. I can't believe how bright and lovely the gold finish is, it looks like new. The black enamel has a few chips on one of the bands, but is in overall very good condition.
The AT Cross company was Founded in 1846, and is one of the oldest pen manufacturers in the world. AXT was the name used before it became A.T. Cross. They're still traded on NASDAQ as: AXT Pencils and dip pens of this size were often used as pendants or charms. This would be a nice addition to a collection, or to use.
- Size: 3¼ inches - expands to 5½ inches
- Hallmarked AXT MADE IN USA.
- Circa: 1880
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