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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I'm pleased to share a picture of a Sheaffer desk lamp. This seriously styled art deco lamp with pen holder was produced in the early 1940's.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Some time ago, maybe before 1940, these gizmo's were used to sharpen pencil points. The shroud is leather and the paddle may be bakelite. Yeap, the word bakelite is used as often as rare. Each side of the paddle features a different degree of abrasiveness to create a sharp pencil point. Approximately 4 1/2 inches long.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

A seller on ebay had this one. It is a Hamilton printers cabinet from the print facilities of The Alliance Review newspaper in Ohio. I think it will make a nice mechanical pencil collection expansion box.

The Post Office was loaded today.
Background - is a really clean store display easel card offering Scripto erasers for sale. I'm guessing pre-1950.

Top - is an American Pencil Company #48 Success model. It's a combination device with reversible eraser/dip pen on one end and mechanical pencil on the other. Cool piece!

Right - is a gold fill Eversharp repeater, made in USA. Call it 1940'ish.

Bottom - is a first generation Sheaffer's Sharp Point in sterling, c.1920.

Left - is a gold plate Mabie Todd made in England. Approximate date same as the above Eversharp.

Parker Lucky Curve letter opener from the 1920's..

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Here we have a box of erasures from Wahl Eversharp for the Eversharp Bantam pencil. The dime coin is there to give perspective to the tiny erasers and associated pencil.

Waterman's cigar cutter from the late 1920-s - early 1930's.

I took this picture for a friend. Thought it would be nice to share it here with you all. My Sheaffer golf pencils are flanked on the left by a Wahl-Eversharp and Parker. On the right are a Vacuum-Fil (Sheaffer), Eversharp and Mordan. The oversize, autograph band golf pencil 4th from the right is somewhat hard to find.

Wahl-Eversharp bookmark. Five inches long. Made of a plastic like material. Probably created during the 1920's - 1930's.

I'm showing here a Victorian style pencil with figural pup dog top. 6 1/2 inches long. Not sure this puppy isn't relatively recent. It could be pre-1900 or there abouts. I guess it's a keeper.

A couple bridge pencil sets. Silver set is fully hallmarked W&M, Birmingham, England, 1954, maker mark too fuzzy. The blue set maker is unmarked (I'm guessing older). The keyboard is not period correct. ;>)

Early Sheaffer's in red and green.

A few Scripto pencils many of us remember. Ya got yer old and older, for not much mulla.

A.T. Cross Company started producing writing instruments around 1876 (maybe earlier), with the stylographic pen. These pens were eye dropper fill and spring/tip activated (far left piece). Mechanical pencil production started at about this time also. This picture shows the stylo pen and several pencils. The black hard rubber pencil is the earliest of the bunch. The others are dated between 1915 - 1935.

No name figural pencil probably produced somewhere in the very later half of the 19th century.The figural represents a chick in its egg. Head of the chick is attached to a very short removable sterling pencil. Total length when not in use about 1 1/4 inches. Not real practical but very Victorian.

A few Victorian novelty, figural pencils. Most from the English maker Sampson Mordan. The building magic pencil is not bent - just bad camera optics.