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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

  As the name suggests, Carter's Ink Company of America sold tons of ink in it's day. The company also produced high quality fountain pens and mechanical pencils. Showing here are two examples of their earliest pencils (circa late 1920's - early 30's). The piece on top features silver plated trim. The bottom unit uses gold filled trim. Each piece is 5 1/4 inches long.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

As it was, sitting on top of a store display case in the mid-1930's. Scripto pencils were always affordable. 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

  A nicely made engine turned sterling barreled, English mechanical pencil. Black trim. Time of production 1930's. Diminutive. Four inches long.

To quote from Kenneth Bull's fabulous Victorian pencil book 'The KB Collection Of Pencils', 'Hamilton and Co was one of the best known British silversmithing companies in India during the 19th century'. Shown here is a figural pencil by the company represented as a sterling storage barrel. Activation is by a 5 stage (including the nozzle), pull out telescopic mechanism. The piece is 1 3/8 inches long in the closed position and 3 7/8 inches in the fully extended position. Circa 1885'ish.