CODE UK DIXON MF 2208 Categories: , Product ID: 2181


Item number                           :           UK DIXON MF 2208

Origin                                     :           England

Style                                       :           MULTI  FUNCTION

Gauge                                     :           12

Functions                               :           Closer, funnel, rammer

Suitable for pinfire                 :           Yes

Stabilizer                                :           Yes, right side

Maker                                     :           James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield

Markings                                :           “2208”, The Trumpet,  “JAMES DIXON & SONS SHEFFIELD”

“12” on top side press handle

Biggest length                        :           270 mm

Height                                    :           270 mm

Weight                                     :           914 grams

Press handle                           :           Hardened steel with ebony grip

Turning handle                       :           Green painted steel with ebony grip

Crimper                                  :           Brass

Cartridge pusher                    :           N.a.

Materials body                       :           Cast iron with brass funnel and top.

Paint                                       :           Retains most of its original green paint.

Table clamp                            :           Top square with 4 deep ribs

Condition                               :           Good

Repairs                                   :           None

Remarks                                 :

This is in many ways not a typical Dixon tool. The most remarkable  thing is the closing part. The back of the closer to where the turning handle is fixed is more like a Hawksley. It is a model with an internal closing cup, what is extremely rare for Dixon. In this whole collection, there is only one Dixon tool like this. The suspension of the closing part to the main body is different. A Dixon suspension is wider.

The top of the main body through which the pipe of the funnel comes is not according Dixon’s tradition.

The catalogue number 2208 is not found in the old catalogue.

So maybe it is more or less a Hawksley from after 1947.

Additional information


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