CODE UK DIXON BC A50 Categories: , Product ID: 1667


Item number                           :           UK DIXON BC A50

Origin                                     :           England

Style                                       :           English Style modified

Gauge                                     :           16

Suitable for pinfire                  :           No

Cartridge pusher                    :           N.a.

Maker                                     :           JAMES DIXON & Sons, Cornish Place, Sheffield

Markings                                :           Dixon brandmark,. “JAMES DIXON & SONS Sheffield”, “16”and “A50” on turning handle

Biggest length                         :           280 mm

Weight                                      :           798 grams

Press handle                           :           Beautifully blued steel handle with ebony grip (damaged by rats)

Turning handle                       :           Beautifully blued steel handle with ebony grip (damaged by rats)

Closing cup                            :           Brass

Materials body                       :           Brass

Paint                                       :           Retains most of its original dark red paint

Table clamp                            :           Spade shaped top with 3 sharp steel pins

Condition                               :           Very good (despite damaged grips)

Repairs                                   :           None

Remarks                                 :

This is a the most famous Hawksley bench closer. Hawksley was bought by  Dixon in 1947. So this tool must be from after that time. Also look at UK DIXON BC 1263.

A50 is the number for this tool in the Hawksley catalogue. There are however quite some different A50 Hawksley models.

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UK Dixon BC A50