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Saturday, June 25, 2022

   I'm showing today a small group of Kaweco mechanical pencils. These were produced in Germany from the late 1920s thru the early 1950s. From a pencil sizing perspective, the slotted background is 7 1/2 inches long by 5 1/2 inches wide.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

  Sampson Mordan like many companies produced porte crayon pencils. Typically, a porte crayon pencil was designed to hold solid plugs of graphite in both ends of the device. Sliding circular compression rings tighten and hold the plugs in place for writing. This pencil is a bit unique in that it was designed to use wooden pencil inserts rather than the typical plugs of graphite.  Circa 1879-1909. The piece is almost exactly 4 inches in length without the wooden inserts.  

Friday, June 10, 2022

   I'm showing today a nice group of mechanical pencils from the 1920s thru the 40s. From left to right they are Parker, Parker, Salrite, Parker, Parker, Fyne Poynt, Parker, Eversharp, Parker, Wahl-Eversharp, Eversharp, and Holland.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

   Sampson Mordan of England produced this silver, figural mechanical pencil. It is styled as a cross with an anchor and heart. The heart represents charity. The cross represents faith. The anchor represents hope. F H & C. The writing section is deployed by pushing and pulling the heart-shaped button in and out along the connected channel. Circa 1880s - 1890s. The piece without the ring assembly is 1 7/8 inches long closed and 2 3/8 inches extended.