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Thursday, April 5, 2018

  Today I'd like to show a couple very early concept metal pencils. The style is called porte crayon. Earliest examples go back to the second half of the 18th century. They were produced well into the 1940's. Here I'm showing two different styles. Top two pieces are single lead holders (with an associated refill in the middle).
The bottom piece is the more common double ended lead holder.