Just a nice Montblanc mechanical pencil from the 1930's. A skosh over 5 inches long.
Sunday, July 22, 2018
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Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth has produced many fine pencils during the last 200 years. The Koh-I-Noor and L.C. Hardtmuth names both produced wooden and mechanical pencils. The company was founded in Austria in 1790 by Joseph Hardtmuth. Today the company is headquartered in the Czech Republic. Their first patent for pencil lead was granted in 1802. Showing today is a later model 4095 B mechanical pencil produced during the 1940's, possibly the late 30's. This one features a propel/repel twist mechanism. It is 5 3/4 inches long. It was inscribed and marketed as L.C. Hardtmuth.
Sunday, July 1, 2018
At the recently concluded Triangle Pen show this guy exhibited a large vintage, mechanical pencil collection. Circa 1920 -1955. The large cases pictured here featured pencils from the United States, Britain, Germany and Italy.
Thanks to my wonderful friend Janet Wright for the awesome pictures.
The French connection was particularly well represented by the Waterman's Jif pencils pictured below.
Maybe a pencil exhibit would not be complete without a couple bridge pencil sets.