UK BAR MF Patent

CODE UK BAR MF Patent Categories: , Product ID: 4296


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

Remarks                                 :


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.

Additional information


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