Item number : UK BAR MF DIXON
Origin : England
Style : MULTI FUNCTION
Gauge : 12
Functions : Loading, ramming and closing
Suitable for pinfire : Yes
Maker : WILLIAM BARTRAM, Nimrod Works, Eldon Street, Sheffield
Markings : Nimrod brand mark and ”12, W. BARTRAM” on the press lever
Biggest length : 270 mm
Height : 250 mm
Weight : 893 grams
Press lever : Steel with lever no 6 (Webley like) with black painted wooden handle
Turning lever : Steel with wooden handle
Closing cup : Internal brass
Cartridge pusher : No
Barrel : Half barrel brass inlined
Materials body : Partly cast iron, partly brass. Quite exceptional
Paint : Retains some of its original red paint
Table clamp : Table screw steel, top round without pins
Top duck foot with little handmade pins.
Stabilizer : No
Condition : Reasonable
Repairs : None
A quite exceptional tool with its steel and brass body.
The top of the table clamp with its handmade little pins shows that this tool has been made by Dixon’s. This suggests that Bartram was also once taken over by Dixon
The 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.
For Multi-Function tools it is even more difficult. I have to be creative.