Please do not reproduce without permission from Puke Ariki.
Contact images@pukeariki.com for more information. Order images online here.

Object Detail


A nib pen with a wooden handle. "No. 548/PENTOPROJECT 1/8th IN/ WILLIAM/ MITCHELL'S/RESERVO HOLDER/ENGLAND" is engraved on the metal portion of the shaft and there is some illegible writing on the nib itself.
Subject Category
Credit Line
This pen was used by Follett Carrington (1862-1948), a notable Taranaki surveyor, nephew of Frederick and Wellington Carrington, and son of Octavius Carrington. He began his career as a survey cadet in the Taranaki Provincial Lands Department and was employed by the West Coast Commission during the early 1880s. He went on to work in Wellington and Hawke's Bay and established a glowing professional reputation before returning to work in New Plymouth. Follett Carrington retired in 1918.
Accession No
TM2003.339

 Share


Can you help us? Click ‘Add Comment’ to share names, details and stories to help enrich the collection.


Be the first to comment.