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Look what I found.

Postby I.J. » Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:22 pm

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The propelling pencil came complete with box and instructions. The box reads:
'With the compliments of ACCLES & SHELVOKE LTD. ASTON. BIRMINGHAM 6'
It would make a nice little extra to one of their pistols. :think:

ATB
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Re: Look what I found.

Postby Certus » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:18 pm

Hello Ian,

What a nice find. Advertising items always make a nice accompaniment to the collectables themselves. As I'm sure you are already aware, Webley in particular produced many similar items to advertise their product range.

A bit of research turned-up this background information.

Accles and Shelvoke Ltd was formed to manufacture a captive bolt pistol as a humane method of killing animals. The “CASH” pistol was first manufactured by Accles and Shelvoke Ltd around 1913. The idea for such a humane method of killing animals had been conceived by Mr Christopher Cash (of J. and J. Cash) having seen the crude slaughtering instruments in use in 1910. He discussed his idea with Mr J. G. Accles, well-known in England as an authority on guns and explosive weapons of different kinds. After several years of experimenting, a weapon for stunning animals was developed and it was named after Mr Cash.
Manufacture of the CASH pistol was interrupted by the First World War.

So, quite an early item.

Thanks for sharing.

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