Here for sale is a fantastic antique cash tin. Made by Sampson Mordan & Co, London. Sampson Mordan (1790- 1843) was a British silversmith and a co-inventor of the first patented mechanical pencil. During his youth, he was an apprentice of the inventor and locksmith Joseph Bramah, who patented the first elastic ink reservoir for a fountain pen. Upon Mordan's death in 1843, his sons Sampson (junior) and Augustus inherited the firm. "S. Mordan & Co." continued to make silverware and brass postal scales until 1941, when their factory was destroyed by bombs during the London Blitz.
This lovely cash tin has a wonderful patina and still contains some vintage foreign coins. It comes complete with key. A perfect gift for somebody special or use to store jewellery or keepsakes.
Shows signs of wear and tear as it is old and has been used, but only adds to its character. Great decorative item which would look fantastic in any home or business interior.
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23.5 cm width, 14 cm depth, 9.5 cm height
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