Back in October, when I posted about this one, I was fairly confident it was Pat Mohan who showed it to me:
It wasn’t. It was Mike Kirk. Pat knew it wasn’t his for two reasons;
He has two of them, and they have different colored bands. Between my Craig, and the Sheaffers Mike and Pat have, we know of yellow, green, blue and red bands.
The bands are just sandwiched in between the two nose sections and the center section, so it’s possible the one band has gone missing over the years. It’s also possible that no band means plain ol’ black (the colored bands indicate the color of lead). If one turns up with a black band, I’ll rule that second possibility out. There’s one more interesting thing about these: note the patent number on there?
That’s the design patent for Sheaffer’s golf pencil – the teardrop shape that is absent from the Sheaffer double-enders. Why is that interesting? The only logical explanation would be that this is two golf pencil bottom portions joined together by a center part that is unique to the double ender. But that’s not what happened:
The imprints on Sheaffer’s golf pencils were on the caps.