Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Rest of the Pencil

About a year ago, I posted an article concerning a large, sterling Mabie Todd pencil (http://leadheadpencils.blogspot.com/2015/11/a-calendar-and-ad.html), shown here alongside a green marbled Mabie Todd pencil as well as a couple “lesser Triads” to compare the clips:



The Mabie Todd has a slit on the side of the barrel which initially had me thinking it might be a variation on the Ross Memo, with a scroll of paper on board:


However, a couple of finds discussed in that article suggested that what my pencil was lacking was probably a spring-loaded calendar scroll, like the Cal-An-Ad pencil discussed in that article as well as an unmarked pencil David Nishimura posted:


My friend Joe Nemecek brought his example to the DC pen show, which removes the word “probably” from that last sentence:






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