Item number : UK DIXON BC 1163X
Origin : United Kingdom
Style : Screw Pressure Mechanism
Gauge : 12
Suitable for pinfire : No
Stabilizer : Yes, right side
Cartridge pusher : Yes
Maker : James Dixon & Sons
Markings : JAMES DIXON & SONS SHEFFIELD”, The Trumpet and “12”
on the topside of the press handle. “1163” on the other side.
The letter “E” on different parts of the tool.
Biggest length : 220 mm
Weight : 1,092 grams
Press handle : Hardened steel lever with ebony grip
Turning handle : Hardened steel with ebony grip
Closing cup : Steel
Materials body : Cast iron body
Paint : Retains most of its original green paint
Table clamp : Steel screw has big round top without pins.
Top rectangular with 5 deep ribs
Condition : Very good
Repairs : None
See Baker 2014 page 84
This must be the 1163X, although the “X” isn’t stamped in the tool. But that is the same with UK DIXON BC 5119X, also a heavy tool for shop use.
Also the inventors are not mentioned on this tool, nor the fact that this tool is patented.