Item number : UK BAR MF Patent
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 on the crank of the table screw
“”12, BARTRAM & Co PATENT” on the body
Biggest length : 395 mm
Height : 270 mm
Weight : 946 grams
Press lever : Steel with ebony handle
Turning lever : Brass with ebony handle
Closing cup : Internal brass
Cartridge pusher : N.a.
Materials body : All brass but the press lever. Even the table screw is brass
Paint : N.a.
Table clamp : Table screw brass, round squared
Top duck foot, squared
Stabilizer : N.a.
Condition : Very good
Repairs : None
This is a genuine Bartram tool. A lot of solid brass.
This is indeed a remarkable design. As far as I know nobody else made a tool like this. With a reason! The detachable models, that has become apparently later were far more practical.
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.