The other day I introduced a brown and grey striated Mastercraft, with lettering on the clip that was "twisted" sideways:
Well, there were actually two brown and grey Mastercraft pencils in that lot, and the other one was even more unusual. While the lettering runs horizontally on this one, as I would expect . . .
this one is a cap-actuated repeater!
Now here's where things get really interesting. This one has an imprint on the barrel, unlike the rest of the Mastercraft series:
That same imprint is found on another Moore pencil:
The Moore Fingertip pencil!
But wait . . . there's more (or should I say "Moore")! Doesn't that patent number look familiar? 2,358,091 - issued to Charles K. Lovejoy on September 12, 1944? That's the same patent found on the Moore clutch pencil . . .
and also licensed to Eversharp for use on a Skyline-type pencil . . .
and finally, as revealed here a couple weeks ago, on pencils made by Dur-O-Lite!
Ever have one of those days when everything suddenly made sense?