Sunday, October 5, 2014

Another No-Name Heard From

Online auction descriptions are notoriously unreliable, especially when the object being described looks as bad as this:


Fortunately, it doesn’t take much to get these cleaned up – just some buffing compound, a rag, and a few minutes was all it took to get things looking much better:


The seller had indicated that this was a "Krest" pencil, a statement I found intriguing. Sure enough, pencil in hand and all cleaned up, there it is:


I haven’t found anything at all about this one. Nothing. No advertising, not so much as one decent clue. None, that is, except for these:


There’s a keyed cap, and a checkerboard pattern on the barrel. Both of these elements also appear on the "Never Dull" pencils, which may have been made by the Rex Manufacturing Company (see http://leadheadpencils.blogspot.com/2013/08/establishing-connection.html ).

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