Sunday, February 12, 2012

Have You Seen Me?

If we pencil collectors drank our own brand of milk, a picture of this one would be on the back of it, because it just looks like someone ought to know what it is and what family it belongs to:


The quality? Second tier.  Mechanism?  Typical Welsh-style.   The clip is built into the cap, much the same as the Townsend, some Kritzlers and a host of unmarked pencils marked "Bavaria."   What strikes me as something that sets this apart is the logo on the clip:


Is that "I P"?

This piece just looks like there should be a story behind it.  If anyone knows what that story is, please clue me in!

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