Carbolic Smoke Ball Pen HolderLSM001PH
The Carbolic Smoke Ball, is a unique piece of legal history, sold by one collector to another at a handover ceremony in a London hotel, as the deal was signed.
From the number of requests we get, it is clear that there is widespread fascination in the legal profession with the smoke ball. We get several enquiries a month from lawyers who wonder where they can obtain one. Since there seem to be no more originals in existence (contact us if you know otherwise!), we decided to contact the Carbolic SmokeBall Co. to have a reproduction made by a firm of craftsmen we know them well - Original Book Works.
The result - pictured left - is unbelievably good. It is made of resin, not rubber, but otherwise it is completely faithful to the original.
The reproduction Smoke Ball is not just a conversation piece, though. We wanted it to sit on lawyers' desks, and we thought, while it's there, let's give it something to do. Fill it with acid and call it a cure for influenza, maybe? On second thoughts . . .
As an interesting twist to the plot, it doubles as that most simple and useful of devices - a pen holder. With complete confidence, we can say that it does hold your pen of thickness 1cm in place.
Each measures 65mm width by 75mm high and weighs about 200g. The exterior is handpainted, and the underside of the base is felt covered.
Product Code - LSM45