Item number : UK DIXON MF 1208-1
Origin : England
Style : MULTI FUNCTION
Gauge : 16
Functions : Closer, funnel, rammer
Suitable for pinfire : yes
Stabilizer : Yes
Maker : James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield
Markings : “1208”, The Trumpet, “J.D & S”, “16” on press handle
Biggest length : 260 mm
Height : 260 mm
Weight : 969 grams
Press handle : Black painted steel with ebony grip
Turning handle : Black painted steel with ebony grip
Closing cup : Brass
Cartridge pusher : Yes
Materials body : Cast iron with brass funnel and funnel tube. Short shell tube
Paint : Repainted in not original color.
Table clamp : Top square with 4 deep ribs
Screw top is round without pins
Condition : Good
Repairs : None
According to the 1882 catalogue it is a Vertical Loading Machine and horizontal closer, with double clip (no 6) lever (!) 3rd quality.
No 1208 is quite different although it has the same catalogue number. Is has a no cartridge pusher, no stabilizer. It is not only the main body that differs.