Desktop & office
Wood, graphite, slate, metal and chalk
Pencil Case – 234 mm (length); 52 mm (width); 54 mm (height), Contents - 18 mm (min. length); 165 mm (max. length)Order this image
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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A rectangular, varnished wooden pencil case with various wrtiting implements inside. The box has a sliding lid which is decorated with a design of roses, forget-me-nots and leaves. Halfway along one long side is a grey metal keyhole and lock. When the lid has been slid out, the top section of the case pivots sideways to reveal a lower section. The lower section is divided into two long compartments and one short one. One of the long compartments contains two orange pencil crayons and two rusty, silver-coloured metal pen nibs. The other long compartment contains eight slate pencils of varying lengths. The main top section is empty, but a small, circular compartment at one end contains a small piece of pale blue chalk. The wood of the case is quite dirty and ink-stained, but presumably it was well-used in its time. Total number of items is 15.