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Pen Quill Cutter - Savigny & Co, London, circa 1810-1850 Object Reg. No: ST 017955

Summary:
Quill pen cutter made by Savigny & Co, London, circa 1810-1850. It was used for cutting the points on quill pins. Savigny & Co were a London based razor and surgical instrument maker, who operated from 67 James's Street from circa 1810 to 1872.
Description:
Quill pen cutter with an ebony handle, it consists of a cutter for cutting and splitting the quill point and an ordinary blade for preparing the quill for insertion in the point cutter.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1929
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 13.00 mm (Height), 18.00 mm (Width), 102.00 mm (Length)
Weight: 0.04 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: writing instruments, written communications, knives
Themes this item is part of: Journeys of a Lifetime, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 1998-2015, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Writing
Tertiary Classification: equipment
Inscriptions: Marked: 'Savigny & Co., 67 St. James's St., London'.
Manufacturer: Savigny & Co, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1810-1850

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