UK BAR BC Vertical

CODE UK BAR BC Vertical Categories: , Product ID: 4252


Item number                           :           UK BAR BC Vertical

Origin                                     :           United Kingdom

Style                                       :           English Style

Gauge                                     :           16

Suitable for pinfire                 :           Yes

Stabilizer                                 :          No

Cartridge pusher                    :           Yes

Maker                                     :           WILLIAM BARTRAM, Nimrod Works, Eldon Street, Sheffield

Markings                                :           Nimrod brand mark on crank table screw, “BARTRAM & Co, 16” on press lever

Biggest length                        :           170 mm

Weight                                    :           507 grams

Press lever                              :           Heavily rust-pitted steel no 4 ( Dixon’s catalogue)

Turning lever                          :           Straight black painted brass with ebony handle

Closing cup                            :           Internal

Barrel                                     :           Full barrel

Materials body                       :           Brass.

Paint                                       :           Contains some traces of the original black paint

Table clamp                            :           Brass screw has round squared top

Top oval squared

Condition                               :           reasonable

Repairs                                   :           None

Remarks                                 :


This is the only vertical single use closing tool in this collection.


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

Additional information


UK Dixon BC A50