Item number : UK MIS BLAND MF 001
Origin : England
Style : MULTI TOOL
Gauge : 12
Functions : Funnel, rammer, closer
Suitable for pinfire : yes
Maker : THOMAS BLAND, London
Markings : The brand mark of Thomas Bland and “12” on the pressure handle.
“14” on more parts. A very vague inscription on the crank of the table
screw, that looks like the stamp of Hattersley.
Biggest length : 245 mm
Height : 265 mm
Weight : 1038 grams
Press lever : Black painted steel with ebony handle
Turning lever : Green painted steel with ebony handle
Closing cup : Internal brass
Cartridge pusher : N.a.
Materials body : Cast iron
Paint : retains most of the original green paint
Table clamp : Rectangular top with 5 medium deep cross wise ribs
Screw has square top with 4 sharp pins.
Stabilizer : yes, at the right hand side
Condition : Very good
Repairs : None
The origins of the firm Thomas Bland were in Birmingham and was founded in 1840. It came to London in 1875, opened a branch in Liverpool and ended up in the 1970’ties in Philadelphia, USA