Ref NoWH4213
Alt Ref NoWH4213
Artist or CreatorW.K. Haselden
Title or CaptionThose post office pens. [caption on reverse]
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Mirror
Date15 Aug 1929
Size31.5 x 39cm
TechniqueBlack ink
Embedded text or transcriptThe Post Office pencil is evidently valuable, as it is usually chained up.
The lead differs from that of most pencils. It is pale in hue and of exceeding hardness - good as a stencil cutter, but useless for direct calligraphy.
But an alternative is provided - a pen. The pen is not chained. At first this rather suprises -
But you soon know why - and we believe it is a fact that the most acquisitive kleptomaniac has never been known to steal one.
The ink is peculiar, in being less fluid than any other known liquid.
But patience does wonders!
When a reply is to be prepaid, write the words "Reply Paid" in the space below. These words are not charged for.
This telegram may sustain delay if the address does not contain the name of or initials of the district. If addressed to a telegraphic address in London a charge is made, should be included
To [unreadable handwriting]
From Haselden
Important. The name and address of the sender, if not to be telegraphed, s ...
Person DepictedHaselden; William Kerridge (1872-1953)
NotesPencil notes at top margin read 'Sending a wire or Post Office implements.' Bottom panel cut out from Post Office Telegram form and pasted on.
post offices
Copyright contact details22nd Floor One Canada Square Canary Wharf London E14 5AP 020 7293 3700
Location of artworkBritish Cartoon Archive
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