Item number : UK BAR BC DIXON
Origin : United Kingdom
Style : English Style
Gauge : 12
Suitable for pinfire : Yes
Stabilizer : Yes
Cartridge pusher : No
Maker : WILLIAM BARTRAM, Nimrod Works, Eldon Street, Sheffield
Markings : Nimrod brand mark “BARTRAM & Co, 12” on press lever
Biggest length : 280 mm
Weight : 472 grams
Press lever : Beautifully blued, undamaged lever steel 6 ( Dixon’s catalogue) with ebony handle
Turning lever : Steel snake-shaped black painted steel lever with black painted wooden handle.
Closing cup : In between cup
Barrel : Half barrel
Materials body : cast iron
Paint : Contains almost all of its original green paint.
Table clamp : Screw has round top without pins
To rectangular with 3 deep ribs
Condition : Very 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.