Michael McNeil from Northwest Pen Works recently sent me an email to let me know that he had too many darned pencils taking up space, and after he emailed me a picture of what was cramping his style I was glad to help him out with a little bit of breathing room around the shop.
Among the 55 or so pencils that I purchased from Michael was this one:
Michael described this one as unmarked but pretty, which seems at first like a fair assessment. Many times, these are found in all solid colors, but some like this one turn up with some very attractive marbled center sections:
Plastic shrinkage was rampant on these, and there are usually large gaps on either side of the center section. This one isn't too bad in that regard.
This is a Rite-Rite "Fingerfit Senior" pencil, designed to fit the fingers a little better (along the lines of a Zaner Bloser). Personally, I think the design would have been more effective if the indentation were a little bit farther down towards the tip, but that's just me.
The Pen Collectors of America has posted a 1937 Rite-Rite catalog at its online reference library (don't tell me you aren't a member yet!), and the Fingerfit Senior shows up there:
So why, you may ask, didn't the company mark these pencils?