Mr. Micawber wall mask produced by Beswick of Longton, England, circa 1940. Wilkins Micawber is a clerk in Charles Dickens's 1850 novel David Copperfield. Micawber is hired as a clerk by the scheming Uriah Heep, who assumes wrongly that Micawber's debts arise from dishonesty. But working for Heep allows Micawber to expose his boss as a forger and a cheat. To start anew, Micawber and his family emigrate to Australia with Daniel Peggotty and Little Em'ly, where Micawber becomes manager of the Port Middlebay Bank and a successful government magistrate. Prior to leaving, Micawber repays the money Traddles spent settling his loan. He is traditionally identified with the optimistic belief that "something will turn up." The Mr. Micawber wall mask was designed by Mr. Watkin in 1934, note the quote on the back of the wall mask: "Until something turns up I have nothing to bestow but advice. - Mr. Micawber"