This is an early, brass letter clip. Maker:Merry Phipson and Partners. Patented: Oct.3 1843. The size: No. 24. In inches: 4 and 3/8" long, 1 and 2/8" wide. It is in wonderful condition, can be used on your desk, or can be hung on the wall. The emblem is of a lion and a horse on either side of a shield with a coronet above. A great addition to someones desk, for yourself, or as a very nice present. Shipping and insurance is included in the price.