Inscription: engraved on body to right of spout in script: To / MARSHALL LEFFERTS, ESQ. (shaded roman) / President / of the / New York / and / New England / and / New York State / Telegraph Companies,
engraved on body to left of spout in script: From / the Stockholders / and Associated Press / of New York City; / Viz., Courier & Enquirer, / Journal of Commerce, Express, / Herlad, Sun and Tribune; / As a token of the satisfaction and / confidence inspired by his efficient / services in advancing the cause and credit / of the Telegraph System, the noblest / enterprize of this eventful age. / New York, June 1850.
Marking: marked on underside of body: BALL TOMPKINS & BLACK / NEW YORK / J.C.M / 22 (incuse) (Note that first two lines curve)