Saturday, January 23, 2016

Additional Utility

I was surprised when I sat down to write about this one that I’ve only posted two articles here about Carter’s pencils – the most recent being almost three and a half years ago.  The first, almost four years ago, was about an interesting Carter’s utility pencil in light blue (http://leadheadpencils.blogspot.com/2012/03/if-only-all-student-pencils-were-this.html), shown here alongside today’s pencil du jour:


Note that the top is slightly different, and this one is an advertising pencil for Heald Machine Co.  - lowbrow for a Carter’s, but that’s what makes this one interesting.   Or, should I say, “distinctive”:


So distinctive, in fact, that it was also accompanied by the instruction sheet:


With, on the other side, some nice artwork concerning the company’s pens:


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