Size: Length - 4 11/16 inches.
Swan Metal Pockets are pen holders that were designed to house a Swan eyedropper pen of the period, which did not have a pocket clip. Once you have put the pen in the pocket, it is held firmly, and you can then use the pocket clip on the Metal Pocket to attach to your clothing, etc. The pen is held firmly and protected by its metal sheath. These items were originally "blued" and you can still see some of this blueing on this pocket. It is in good condition - it does have some slight surface wear as you would expect and also has a little surface corrosion to the rear, but nothing that can't easily be removed if you so wish. The clip part is adorned with the Swan logo done in repousse, and the back is stamped "SWAN METAL POCKET".