Desktop Item: Hinks - The Boxer Nib box
Stock number: 9253
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This tiny nib box was made by a manufacturer called Hinks Wells & Co. in Birmingham around 1900. The Boxer is one of a sporting series which included Cricket, Cycling and Football. It is in fair to good condition – fair because it is rusty on the back of the tin and good because the image of the Boxer is still clear on the front. It is a delightful piece of vintage writing equipment measuring only 4.5cm (1.5 inches) long by 1.5cm (half an inch) wide which I am sure will be of interest to collectors and sporting enthusiasts.
Source: La mémoire des Sergent-Major, Jean-Pierre Lacroux & Lionel Van Cleem, Ramsey Paris 1988.p.74
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