Item number : UK DIXON MF 1208
Origin : England
Style : MULTI FUNCTION
Gauge : 12
Functions : Closer, funnel, rammer
Suitable for pinfire : yes
Stabilizer : No
Maker : James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield
Markings : “1208”, “J.D & S PATENT”, “12” on press handle
Biggest length : 260 mm
Height : 260 mm
Weight : 1001 grams
Press handle : Steel with ebony grip
Turning handle : Black painted steel with ebony grip
Closing cup : Brass
Cartridge pusher : No
Materials body : Cast iron with brass funnel and funnel tube.
Short shell tube
Paint : Retains most of its original red paint
Table clamp : Top duck foot shaped with handmade pins.
Screw top is round with 4 sharp 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 1208-1 is quite different although it has the same catalogue number. Is has a cartridge pusher, stabilizer. It is not only the main body that differs.