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Mordan Items

Items produced by Sampson Mordan, from Silver pencils to vesta cases, menu holders, cigarette cases and much more.

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On Sale

Items currently on sale, mainly silver and gold items covering all price ranges.

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Old S. Mordan and Co adverts, with both images and text detailing their products.



Old S. Mordan and Co patents from 1822 to 1936. PDF's and Word documents of the actual patents with images and descriptions.

Items made by Sampson Mordan

Sampson Mordan and his company S. Mordan & Co manufactured a large variety of items. Fine silver and gold objects of excellent quality are what most people associate with the company, however, they produced much more than that. Advertisments from throughout the companys life show and describe many other types of items.
In time, as many items as possible that were produced by the company will be listed here, with a link to a page giving images and descriptions if at all possible. Whilst the majority of items listed will actually be the fine silver and gold objects that people have come to expect from S. Mordan and Co, there will be a few of the other types of items that are less associated with them.

Examples of silver and gold pencils, novelty pencils, vesta's, cigarette case's, menu holder's, bookmarks etc.
Also examples of locks, deed boxes, postal scales and more.
Please click on any of the links below to be taken to a dedicated page for each individaul item type.

Examples of various pencils made by Mordan including slider and drop pencils.

Novelty pencils
There are many designs of novelty pencils made by Mordan, with themes such as tools, weapons animals etc.

Pencil leads
nformation about the various lead thicknesses and sizes that Mordan used in their pencils.

Like the novelty pencils Mordan bookmarks were made in various designs. Many have animals on them, dogs, pigs, elephants etc.

Card cases
From plain to beautifully embossed examples of fine card cases made by Mordan.

Cigarette cases
Cigarette cases and boxes, also cigar cases. Plain, embossed and enamelled examples.

Dip pens


Menu holders

Pin cushions

Scent bottles


Vesta cases


Other precious metal objects
Such as toothpicks, cigar cutters, whistles, pen wipes, hip flasks, various boxes, decanter labels, pintrays and many other things



Work in progress, links to other items to follow very soon.