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Monday, May 6, 2024

Today I have to show a box of Conklin mechanical pencils. They are made in America. Cira 1920 -1940. To help size the pencils, the box is 7 7/8 inches long and 5 5/8 inches wide. Peace.


Saturday, April 27, 2024

Today I'm showing a Fairchild Company (of New York, New York), telescopic dip pen/mechanical pencil It features a reversible writing unit. It is properly marked Fairchild on the case and the nib. It came in a wooden container. Nice touch! Circa 1890 - 1910. Closed the piece is 3 5/8 inches in length. Fully extended with the dip pen ready to write the length is a whopping 6 7/8 inches.

Saturday, April 20, 2024

For Saturday's S & T, I'm showing another group of mechanical pencils. Circa 1920 - 1950. From left to write they are Wahl-Eversharp, an unmarked English, Waterman's, Wahl-Eversharp, 2 Waterman's, Parker, Montblanc, Wahl-Eversharp, 2 Wahl-Eversharp cutout demonstrators, and a Salrite. All were made in America except the English and the German Montblanc. To help size the pencils, the box is 7 7/8 inches long and 5 5/8 inches wide.

Friday, April 12, 2024

   I'm showing today a dip pen and mechanical pencil set produced by Sampson Mordan of London, England. The pattern is called 'The Popular'. The pencil is known to come in 3 lengths. I know of only 1 length for the dip pen. Circa 1890.

Friday, March 29, 2024

  Today from left to right I'm featuring 12 mechanical pencils. The first five are Parker's. Then come Eagle, Grieshaber, Carter's Conklin, Redipoint, Sheaffer's, and Waterman's. Circa 1925 - 1945. All were made in America.

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Today from here is a noname flat-sided silver, gravity-operated dropper pencil Deploying the pencil section for writing, one holds the pencil vertically and pushes down on the button. The pencil section will drop out of the bottom of the case by the force of gravity to the stop/write position. The procedure is reversed for storage (gravity again). Circa later 19th - early 20th centuries. Likely made in America or England. The piece is 3 1/8 inches long in the closed position.

Friday, March 8, 2024

A few mechanical pencils for the weekend. All were produced in America except the Conway Stewart's and the Hvilson. Circa 1925 - 1955. Left to right they are: Parker, the next 5 are Conwart Stewart (England), Waterman's, Waterman's, marked Hvilsom Special (I suspect a Scandinavian Mont Blanc model), John Holland, Waterman's, and Parker.