Thursday, August 2, 2012

An Autopoint of a Different Color

This one surfaced in a group of things in an online auction:


It’s one of the short-tipped Autopoints along the lines of those in the June 25 article, but with a two-facet clip similar to the 1940 "Ford Deluxe" advertiser from July 21, although I think this one might be a little earlier than the latter. I don’t have anything concrete to prove that, it just looks a little bit older:


In addition to the unusual barrel color, the ends are in a weird mustard color. Rather than the usual bakelite ends, these are a little bit softer – not hard rubber, but maybe some sort of plastic the company was playing around with:

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