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
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