Item number : UK BAR BC ST4
Origin : United Kingdom
Style : English Style
Gauge : 12
Suitable for pinfire : Yes
Stabilizer : No
Cartridge pusher : Yes
Maker : WILLIAM BARTRAM, Nimrod Works, Eldon Street, Sheffield
Markings : Nimrod brand mark at one side of the crank of the table screw.“12”, W. BARTRAM” on the other side
Biggest length : 250 mm
Weight : 590 grams
Press lever : Black painted lever no. 4 (Dixon’s catalogue) with ebony handle.
Turning lever : Curved black painted steel with ebony handle
Closing cup : Internal
Barrel : Full barrel
Materials body : Brass.
Paint : Contains almost all of the original red paint
Table clamp : Steel screw has round squared top
Top rectangular squared
Condition : Good
Repairs : None
There are not many of the standard Bartram models with an internal closing cup.
Most of these brass Bartram tools there is none or at least not much paint left. Apparently the quality of the paint for brass was not very good. This applies not only to Bartram but also to the same tools from that time.
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.