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Sunday, May 19, 2019

  A.W. Faber Company likely produced this mechanical pencil in Germany circa 1890. The piece is oversize and features an extra thick lead. Six inches in length. The accessory clip was probably supplied by a third party maker.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Two sterling mechanical pencils produced in Birmingham, England. The cylindrical piece is twist activated and made by Francis Webb. Hallmarked 1894. The squarish piece is slider button activated and maker marks are wear obliterated. Hallmarked 1906-1907. The new stock, standard size wooden toothpick is shown for size comparison. The smooth piece is 1 inch long in the closed position and 1 1/2 inches long ready to write. The chased piece is 1 9/16 Inches long closed and 2 1/8 inches long opened. Exceptionally tiny and very well made.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

  Today I'm showing a well made mechanical pencil probably produced in the Far East. I would date the piece to the first half of the 20th Century. It is a heavy, almost solid metal silver finished device. The pencil is 5 5/16 inches long. The high relief engraving is exceptional.