Item number : UK BAR BC STW
Origin : United Kingdom
Style : English Style
Gauge : 12
Suitable for pinfire : Yes
Stabilizer : No
Cartridge pusher : Yes but fails
Maker : WILLIAM BARTRAM, Nimrod Works, Eldon Street, Sheffield
Markings : Nimrod brand mark, “12”, W. BARTRAM & Co. PATENT” on press lever
Biggest length : 275 mm
Weight : 590 grams
Press lever : Steel lever no. 6 (Webley like) with ebony handle. Some rust pitting
Turning lever : Straight red painted brass with ebony handle
Closing cup : In between brass
Barrel : Full barrel
Materials body : Full brass.
Paint : Contains some of the original red paint.
Table clamp : Steel screw has square top with 4 sharp pins
Top rectangular squared
Condition : Reasonable
Repairs : None
Not all turnover tools are stamped “W. Bartram & Co.”
This is one of the standard shaped genuine Bartram closing tools.
Straight turning lever
Top of table clamp is squared, rectangular with rounded end
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.