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Sunday, March 31, 2019

A nicely turned early pencil. Circa 1880 - 1900. Origin a guess. Materials are likely bone and brass. 2 7/8 inches in length.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

  No commas Ma! A no dent and blemished metal gravity based button activated dropper mechanical pencil. Germany. Circa 1900. Dimensions ringless are 4 inches closed and 5 1/4 inches extended.

Monday, March 18, 2019

  Shorter Pelikan mechanical pencils from the 1930 - 1940 period. Each features a push activated lead mechanism. Pencils are approximately 3 3/4 inches in length.

  Pelikan mechanical pencils from the 1930 - 1940 period. All feature push activated lead mechanisms.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Sampson Mordan of England produced this figural mechanical pencil during the late 1840 - early 1850 period. Very nice gold finish. The tip extension mechanism operates in a channel with push / pull activation button. Piece is 2 1/2 inches long in the carry position and 3 inches long with the writing tip extended.