Plastic, marbled orange patterned, fountain pen with screw on lid. Engraved inscription on the gold ring around the body of the pen reads, "TO / A. H. RICHARDS / FROM J.B. HOBBS. / 126TH 127TH CENTURIES. / AUGUST. 1925". Jack Hobbs broke the record for first class cricket centuries in August 1925, previously held by W G Grace. Behind the inscription is the maker's marks. The most important of these are the initials 'F.D.W.', meaning Frank D. Waterman, the manufacturer. The other gold pieces on the pen, being the clip and nib, feature the brand name. Impressed along the body of the pen, is a barely legible inscription, reading, "PATENTED OCT.9.1906 / WATERMAN'S IDEAL FOUNTAIN- / PEN CANADA...FEB 9, 1909". The latter date is probably the date of manufacture.
0 - Whole: H: 137 W: 16 D: 11mm (H: 5 3/8 W: 5/8 D: 7/16")
Jack Hobbs; 16 Dec 1882; 21 Dec 1963
09 Feb 1909