Metalware 19thc Brass "Bendigo" Pipe Tamper. English C1860 - 80
Code: MS 0000
Dimensions:W: 0.8" (2 cm)H: 1.2" (3 cm)D: 0.5" (1.3 cm)
A very unusual small pipe tamper of a well known Nottinghamshire Bare Nuckle Boxer known as Bendigo, whose real name was William Thompson, and who in later life became a preacher. The Tamper is beautifully cast with fine detail and colour....
English. C1811-C1880. Provenance: Private Collection