Item number : UK BAR BC DIXON-1
Origin : United Kingdom
Style : English Style
Gauge : 12
Suitable for pinfire : Yes
Stabilizer : no
Cartridge pusher : No
Maker : WILLIAM BARTRAM, Nimrod Works, Eldon Street, Sheffield
Markings : Nimrod brand mark “BARTRAM & Co, 12” on press lever
Biggest length : 250 mm
Weight : 431 grams
Press lever : Slightly rust-pitted but still blued steel press lever with Webley-style shell holder
Turning lever : Curved green painted steel lever with ebony handle.
Closing cup : Internal cup
Barrel : Half barrel brass inlined
Materials body : cast iron
Paint : Contains almost all of its original green paint.
Table clamp : Screw has round top without pins Top oval with Dixon-like handmade pins
Condition : Good
Repairs : None
This is a very common model for Dixon. See Dixon 1203 and 1204C. Also Lightwood has exactly the same tool with only a different table screw.
Maybe also Bartram has been taken over by Dixon. Or at least Dixon made tools for Bartram or delivered parts.
See also UK BAR BC DIXON-1. That tool has a completely different shape. But the top of the table clamp is typically Dixon’s
Ther problem with listing Bartram tools on this website is that I don’t have a Bartram catalogue. I have never seen one. With a catalogue it is easier to determine an order. At Dixon, for example, I relied purely on catalogue numbers. With Bartram I have to be creative. There is a certain standard shape with a more or less oval, squared top of the table clamp and a straight turning lever. Those tools begin with “ST”(andard) in the name. Followed with the number of the press lever (Dixon’s catalogue) or a “W” if it is a Webley press lever.