Mechanical pencil in African Mahogany from W2180 a 1950 Railway Coach
Quality handmade wooden mechanical pencil handmade in African Mahogany wood taken from the side panel support rails during restoration. The pencil is completed with Brushed Antique copper style fittings. The wood was removed as the joints were found to have rotted where they were jointed with the uprights.
W2180 coach was built for British Railways (Western Region) in 1950 by Metropolitan-Cammel Carriage and Wagon Co. Ltd to a Hawksworth design. Now undergoing a full renovation and is being rebuilt as a GWR Buffet to be used by South Devon Railway.
The wood is African Mahogany which was used widely for this type of work along with boat building.
This is a beautiful handmade quality pencil, the comfortable shape in the hand is complemented by the wonderful natural feel and warmth of the wood with a traditional wax finish. As wood is a natural product each pen will vary very slightly from the one pictured.
The pen accepts standard 0.7mm lead refills which are widely available. It will be shipped in the case pictured, along with a small certificate giving details of the wood. The leads are extended by twisting the top of the pencil and retracted by twisting again and pushing the lead back into the pencil.
All pens are handmade by me beginning with rough cut woods for the body. The body of the pen is turned on a lathe to the final shape as seen on each pen. The body is then sanded, sealed, waxed and polished to its final finish. Assembly is completed by using pre-made high quality pen components for long lasting performance.